When You Fall Down

  • 6 reviews
  • Town and Gown Pub & Theatre


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  • Tickets from £14.00 - £15.95
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When You Fall Down

The Buster Keaton Story

The award-winning musical about the silent era’s greatest star comes to the Town and Gown Theatre. 

Through slapstick, songs and soft shoe shuffle, follow the triumphs and trials of film star Buster Keaton making his iconic movies. 

As the world whirls around, with his marriage failing, his best friend on trial, his career in danger and turning to the bottle, Buster must hit his mark as he films his most dangerous ever stunt. 

With music, mime, magic and re-creations of Buster’s routines, this show is a tribute to a man who always got back on his feet, no matter how many times he fell down.

Endorsed by The International Buster Keaton Society, the show toured the UK in 2018, including an appearance at The Other Palace and a month long run with sell-out crowds at Pleasance Edinburgh. The show also travelled to Paris and the USA, where it was performed for Buster’s own family.

Written and performed “in true Buster Keaton fashion” (Mind The Blog) by James Dangerfield, don’t miss the chance to see this “amusing and heartbreaking” (Voice Mag) new musical.

Winner of ThreeWeeks Editors’ Choice Award 2018

Musical Theatre Review’s Best Musical at The Fringe Nominee 2018

★★★★★ “In this exquisite new one-man show… Dangerfield’s dance, mime and physicality are riveting.” ThreeWeeks

★★★★ “It’s a thrilling 50 minutes…bringing Buster to life before our very eyes… I urge you to see it.” LondonTheatre1

★★★★ “An impeccable performance and a sublime show…full of slapstick, beautiful music and a dash of pathos”. Mind The Blog

★★★★ “Amusing and heartbreaking…the show is a joy”. Voice Mag

★★★★ “Entertaining, engaging and full of charm”. London Pub Theatres

★★★★ “His vocal talents on full view throughout the performance.” London Theatre Reviews

★★★★ “Loose-limbed clowning and sketch re-enactments… a joy to watch.” Reviewsphere




Ticket Event time Cost
When You Fall Down - Evening

Admit One 

20:00 - 21:00 £14.00
When You Fall Down - Matinee

Admit One

15:00 - 16:00 £14.00
Pre-Theatre DIning- Evening

2 Courses. Set Menu

18:30 - 20:00 £15.95
Pre-Theatre DIning- Matinee

2 Courses. Set Menu

13:30 - 15:00 £15.95



Town and Gown Pub & Theatre, 8, Market Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PF


Town and Gown Theatre
Town and Gown is Cambridge's latest pub with a twist. Expect a truly traditional pub, tanked craft beer, great British food and even an intimate fringe theatre! We've gone back to the roots of the building and bringing some real history back to life.

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Changes can be made to ticket purchases subject to availability and may not be an option for certain events. Changes will incur a £2.50 per ticket administration fee. This is offered at the discretion of the venue.

LATECOMERS - Please be aware that due to the intimate setting of the Town and Gown Theatre that latecomers MAY not be admitted. Please leave sufficient time for arrival as refunds will not be given if you cannot be admitted due to arriving late.
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6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
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12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.

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  • Rating: 4

    Visited 4 weeks ago Written by Helen
    Very good and great to be able to see some live theatre again.
  • Rating: 5

    Visited 1 week ago Written by Lori
    Audrey Heartburn was funny and very entertaining. We had such a great time. I would highly recommend seeing her show. I will definitely go again!