Think No Evil of Us, presented by David Benson

Think No Evil of Us, presented by David Benson

Marc Marnie

Think No Evil of Us, David Benson’s first solo show, won a Scotsman Fringe First Award, rave reviews and captivated audiences on its first explosive appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1996.

In a highly original approach to biographical shows, Benson deals not with Kenneth Williams’ career but with his character, showing him in public and private: his outrageous comedy and his introspective anguish.

Benson then weaves his own story into the mix telling how, as a thirteen-year old schoolboy, he wrote a story for a Jackanory competition. His story was chosen and read on television by Kenneth Williams – to the schoolboy’s dismay.

With no set or props, Benson’s masterful and haunting play takes you on a roller-coaster ride – here presented in a very rare, one-off performance.

David Benson began his acting career in Edinburgh with the Grassmarket Project’s series of award-winning semi-improvised dramas Glad (1990), Mad (1992) and others. In 1996 he wrote and performed his first solo work Think No Evil of Us and since then has performed ten shows of his own, including the Amnesty International Award-nominated Lockerbie: Unfinished Business.

David played Noël Coward in the much-loved BBC series Goodnight Sweetheart with Nicholas Lyndhurst. He was in the original cast of the National Theatre’s smash-hit One Man, Two Guvnors with James Corden, staying with the show for 1015 performances. Films include Blade Runner 2049 (as a hologram of Liberace). David is currently touring the UK with Jack Lane in the acclaimed Dad’s Army Radio Show.