David Benson caused cheek-ache and mirth-overflow at The Plough last year with his hilarious, heart-warming and Fringe First winning tribute to Kenneth Williams. He was also the happy recipient of a spontaneous round of applause when he walked into the foyer after the show. He had to return. And he does, with Star Struck, directed by David Sant of comedy troupe Peepolykus, which exposes the dangers of celebrity worship, and features an amazing range of impressions along the way. The show centres around a fantasy party hosted by Noel Coward and attended by many more of David's childhood heroes, including Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Quentin Crisp and Orson Welles. Rat Pack revelations and Groucho Marx wisecracks flow as freely as the booze, until things take a turn for the worse...
Benson does a lovely job flicking between a not-all-there Judy Garland, a savagely charismatic Frank Sinatra, Coward in flustered host mode and an eager young wannabe called David... his party is a blast - Independent on Sunday
The dinner party of your dreams - Evening Standard
hilarious, moving and utterly magical entertainment - Edinburgh Guide