Sarah Bennetto: The King And I - One4Review
I first encountered Sarah Bennetto when I reviewed The Storytellers’ Club a couple of years back. I enjoyed that show very much indeed and found Bennetto herself an endearing and engaging performer, qualities which were very much in evidence in this, her one-woman show.
The show is framed around Bennetto’s invitation to attend a party thrown by HRH Prince Charles at Clarence House. She has no idea why she’s been invited to attend; it can’t be anything to do with her thankless job as a host on the cable TV channel ‘The Soundtrack Channel’ can it? She ends up running late, dressed in polyester and displaying a nice line in plastic accessories.
This is a gentle glimpse into the rather bizarre situation Bennetto finds herself in and she tells it with confidence and warmth. 13.30 is a tricky timeslot for stand-up and the show I attended had a rather sparse audience, which was a real pity. There’s no doubt that she deserves bigger numbers as she has a genuine knack for telling a story, and telling it well. A nice way to start an afternoon’s Fringe viewing.
Reviewed by Di
Venue – Pleasance Dome, 10 Dome
13.30 – 14.30