What's Wrong With Benny Hill?

What's Wrong With Benny Hill?

Benny Hill died alone in his spartan flat in 1992, he was 68. His body was undiscovered for several days. He was, and still is, one of the most successful comedians of all time.

Today “The Benny Hill Show” is broadcast regularly in over a hundred countries around the world. In Britain he has, effectively been “cancelled”. What’s Wrong with Benny Hill? is a brand-new comedy that explores the life and legacy of a very peculiar and brilliant comedian. It tells the story of his life and shows why he was considered by many of his peers to be the best, an “Imperial Clown”.

Benny was Charlie Chaplin's favourite comedian and has millions of avid fans all over the world so why has he been airbrushed from British Comedy History? Why is there no statue or memorial in his home town of Southampton? Mark Carey, in his latest play sets out to address these questions and to show how funny this unique and deeply private man was. 

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