Think No Evil Of Us
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Think No Evil of Us is Benson’s attempt to break the mould of the ‘biographical’ show, eschewing dates, facts and over-familiar anecdotes. “I want to portray Williams as a character rather than as an historical figure,” he says. Benson builds a portrait of a highly complex man: vulnerable, insecure and capable of breathtaking cruelty. What fascinates him above all is Williams’ ability “continually to redeem himself by turning his private torment into blistering comedy.”
In a hilarious yet moving autobiographical section of the show, Benson’s explains his own ‘link’ with Williams: at the age of thirteen he wrote a story for the Jackanory Writing Competition – and won. He dreamed of having is story read on air by his hero, Spike Milligan. But to his dismay, it was read by the campest man in Britain: Kenneth Williams himself. As Benson explains, for a boy attending a Birmingham comprehensive school – and struggling with his own sexuality, not to mention a mad mother – the Williams connection was to prove something of a burden!
Hailed by friends and colleagues of Kenneth’s (including Barbara Windsor, Nicholas Parsons, Sheila Hancock, Barry Took and Dame Maggie Smith) as the most accurate portrayal of Kenneth Williams ever seen, Think No Evil of Us remains a testament to a much-missed entertainer and a masterpiece of modern theatre.