Ooh, matron! Entertainer’s life celebrated in stage show

David Benson as Kenneth Williams in Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams

David Benson as Kenneth Williams in Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams

One of Britain’s best-loved and most-missed entertainers is the subject of a one-man show at the Quarry Theatre in Bedford on Tuesday May 24.

In Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams, David Benson unlocks the actor and comedian’s character, showing him at his funniest – and at his most badly behaved.

David’s impersonation was also heard in the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series, The Private World of Kenneth Williams.

Following its Fringe First winning debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996, Think No Evil Of Us played in the West End. Now it returns for a strictly limited 20th anniversary tour in an updated version.

The show continues to prove its enduring popularity both with audiences who loved Kenneth Williams and those who know nothing of his work.

The semi-autobiographical show also reveals how David’s unusual childhood led to an extraordinary connection with the star, who is perhaps best known for his role in the Carry On films and for his work with Tony Hancock and Kenneth Horne.

The show has been described the Independent on Sunday as “Unforgettable and inspirational theatre” and by the Mail on Sunday as “Brilliant – a truly remarkable event.” The London Evening Standard meanwhile hailed it as “a masterpiece of comic timing.”

The show starts at 7.30pm at the St Peter’s Street venue and is suitable for audiences aged 12 and above.

Tickets cost £14 or £12 for concessions.

Call 01234 362337 or visit quarrytheatre.org.uk to book.