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Kit Benjamin

Kit Benjamin

Kit Benjamin, contributing writer

Kit Benjamin is an actor, singer, musician and occasional writer, with many years of experience performing musical theatre. He enjoys theatre of all kinds, from west-end to fringe, but has a lifelong love of opera and unbounded admiration for those who make it.

The Starry Messenger
06 Jun
Reviews
Kit Benjamin

Review: The Starry Messenger at Wyndham’s Theatre

The Starry Messenger Mark Williams (Matthew Broderick) is a disappointed, middle-aged astronomy teacher but not (as we are frequently reminded) an astronomer: In other words, he is in the gutter but looking at the stars. Or, if not in the gutter, at least in an unfulfilling marriage.

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9 to 5 the Musical
24 May
Reviews
Kit Benjamin

Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the Savoy Theatre

9 to 5 the Musical After being abandoned by her philandering husband, Dick, (cue name-related hilarity), Judy Bernly (Amber Davies) is forced to take a job in the offices of Consolidated Industries, managed by the sexist, ego-maniacal Franklin Hart Jr (Brian Conley). Over the course of her first few days at Consolidated, she finds herself teaming up with two colleagues; Hart’s seemingly flirtatious and manipulative but actually misunderstood secretary, Doralee Rhodes (Natalie McQueen – played in the film by Dolly Parton herself) and the capable but underrated and under-promoted office supervisor, Violet Newstead (Louise Redknapp).

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David Suchet in Pinter Two
01 Oct
Reviews
Kit Benjamin

Review: PINTER TWO at The Harold Pinter Theatre

David Suchet in Pinter Two Pinter Two consists of two, relatively early one-act comedies by the man himself and is the second in a series of seven collections of Pinter’s shorter works being produced at the Harold Pinter Theatre over the next few months. The season appears to have had theatre and TV names queuing up to participate and is curated, and mostly directed, by Jamie Lloyd, who probably deserves some sort of medal.

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Antony Sher and Paapa Essiedu in Pinter One
30 Sep
Reviews
Kit Benjamin

Review: PINTER ONE at The Harold Pinter Theatre

Pinter One is the first in a season of seven collections of Pinter’s shorter works, being presented in the theatre that’s named after him. It’s a madly ambitious, celeb-heavy project which, one imagines, must have been hugely challenging for director Jamie Lloyd to mount, and I confess to having felt some trepidation that I was going to see something under-rehearsed and thrown together.  On the evidence of Pinter One and Pinter Two (which I saw later the same day - review to follow), it looks like it might just work.

Antony Sher and Paapa Essiedu in Pinter One Antony Sher and Paapa Essiedu in Pinter One

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A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream-ENO.jpg
07 Mar
Reviews
Kit Benjamin

Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at English National Opera

A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream-ENO.jpgBenjamin Britten’s operatic version of the hardy Shakespeare perennial was commissioned for the re-opening, in 1960, of the Jubilee Hall in his home town of Alderburgh, in Suffolk.

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