Edinburgh Festival Day 15: Festival Eye
Monday 31 August 1992
AFTER a self-styled Saturday afternoon 'gala performance' of his show, Arthur Smith Sings Andy Williams (see Reviews), Arthur Smith conducted an impromptu Alternative Tour of the Royal Mile, an alcoholic ramble through the old city. At 4am, Smith coaxed a crowd of more than 100 people to crawl on its hands and knees across the square in front of St Giles' Cathedral before persuading one of them to climb a column outside the Fringe office and strip. Meanwhile, the comedy veteran Malcolm Hardee indulged his favourite party-piece, rounding off festivities by climbing a wall and urinating on the eager crowd below.
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