5 Questions for David Benson

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  • 12 August 2009

This article is from 2009

5 Questions for David Benson

David Benson has carved out an acclaimed career for himself portraying real lives on stage, from Kenneth Williams to Frankie Howerd and Noel Coward. As he prepares to get under the skin of one Samuel Johnson he applies his talents to our Q & A

5 words to describe Doctor Whom?
My Search for Samuel Johnson. Introduction to a friendly genius.

4 shows you’re looking forward to seeing in Edinburgh this August
Barbershopera II; The World’s Wife – Linda Marlowe; Britain’s Best Mates; Alistair McGowan and Charlotte Page.

3 things you love about Edinburgh in August
Seeing old friends, making new ones, endless distractions from myself.

2 things you hate about Edinburgh in August
The final week and losing money.

1 word that sums up how you feel about performing

Doctor Whom? My Search for Samuel Johnson, Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, 22–31 Aug (not 26), 3.20pm, £11–£12 (£10–£11).

Doctor Whom? My Search for Samuel Johnson

David Benson celebrates the power of Doctor Johnson's extraordinary writings in his tercentenary year. Whether you love Johnson's work or only know him from 'Blackadder', this show brings a fascinating character to life.