Mitch confronts his mortality
ACOMEDIAN dubbed ‘the country’s leading musical satirist’ by The Times is coming to Runcorn. Mitch Benn will be performing at The Brindley Theatre on Friday, October 13, in a show confronting humankind’s mortality with laughs and music.
A stalwart of BBC Radio 4’s Now Show for more than a decade, Mitch has also presented many radio specials.
Following on from the success of Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle, a further three specials on music icons Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Elvis have been broadcast: The Freewheelin’ Mitch Benn, Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke and Mitch Benn Has Left The Building.
He also co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2’s Anatomy Of A Guitar and presented Spank The Plank for BBC Radio 4.
In December, he triumphed on BBC1 television’s Celebrity Mastermind.
Mitch is the author of two novels, Terra and Terra’s World, both published by Gollancz, and is co-author, with Jon Holmes, of The Twitter History Of The World, the paperback edition of which was published by Prion Books in September 2015.
A show spokesman said: “It’s been a morbid time for him.
“He’s turned 47 – over the hill by anyone’s standards.
“His personal life is in turmoil and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies.
“At times like these, a man feels the Reaper creeping up on him. “But is death anything to fear? “And is it really the end? “Mitch confronts his, and your, mortality, with hilarious and tuneful consequences. “Join him! “It’s time you’re not getting back!” Tickets are £15 from www. thebrindley.org.uk and the box office on 015 1907 8360. For more information see www. mitchbenn. com