Mitch Benn | Ropetackle Arts Centre

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Music, Comedy,

Mitch Benn

Friday 11th May 2018 - Starts 8pm



‘Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire’ ~ The Scotsman

‘The country’s leading musical satirist’ ~ The Times

‘A seriously talented laughmaker, musician and satirist. Mitch Benn should be more widely known and appreciated. He’s Britain’s answer to Tom Lehrer’ ~ The Swindonian

Congratulations! It’s 2018 and you’re still here! So is Mitch, looking backwards, forwards and sideways, and trying to make the world a better place, one silly song at a time. Join him as he looks back over what for lack of a better word he still refers to as his “career” and ponders where he – and indeed all of us – might be going next.

A stalwart of BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’ for over 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 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. Most recently, in December 2016, he appeared on (and won) BBC1’s ‘Celebrity Mastermind.’