HOLLAND PARK

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THE BEGGAR'S OPERA

"Benedict's production captures the spirit of the piece
more successfully than darker, more Hogarthian versions,
making it the perfect pre-Christmas treat"
STANDARD

"Let Us Take the Road"
Fenella Fielding
Mark Tinkler and Sophie Louise Dann
Opening Scene with James Powell as Filch, Fenella Fielding as Mrs Peachum, Colin Starkey as Peachum
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Programme Design
James Powell and Fenella Fielding
Mark Tinkler and Sophie Louise Dann
 

ROMEO & JULIET

A decade before Baz Luhrmann's movie, a hip-hop staging with black Montagues and white Capulets stunned the audience at Holland Park Theatre.

 
 



A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

"Fresh, lively and very, very funny"  Capital Radio

"Superb performances"   Time Out

 
 

THE SCHOOL

FOR SCANDAL

"Rarely can this play have been presented so close to its original mileu.
Enjoy a classic English comedy in a classic English setting"
FINANCIAL TIMES

Mark Greenstreet & Neil Mullarkey
Nicholas Smith
Neil Mullarkey, Don Gilet, Fiona Evans
 

THE COUNTRY WIFE

"Benedict's detailed production

is gorgeously costumed, glamorously cast and with an orgy of spirited performances

that keep the action pumping alonglike a whippet on heat.

Delicious entertainment"

Time Out

"A night of visual enchantmentand fast moving comedy

which only demands of the audiencethat it sits enraptured"

Standard


"Benedict not only directs with panache

but splendidly enacts the duplicity of the odious Pinchwife"

Stage   


"Benedict has a wonderfully disgusting leer"

 Financial Times


"Charles Grant is excellent as the giggling dandy, Sparkish"  

What's On

 
 



TWELFTH NIGHT

"Innovative, charming, cleverly conceived"  Stage
"I was often in stitches with laughter"   Times

Poster Design
Gregory Cox & George Pensotti
Poster design
Chris McKinley and Mark Greenstreet
Rowena Mohr and Mark Greenstreet
 

THE RIVALS

"In a visually enchanting and very funny staging,

Fenella Fielding plays Mrs Malaprop with deliciously ridiculous resolve"

 EXPRESS

"Peter O'Brien  makes a lusty and lively Captain Absolute"

STAGE

Fenella Fielding and Peter O'Brien
The Rivals
 

CANNIZARO PARK FESTIVAL

Through the inspired initiative of Wimbledon Theatre'[s Michael Lyas,

a summer festival ran for ten years and the many productions by Benedict included

As You Like It, The Beaux Stratagem, The Importance of Being Earnest,

The Three Musketeers, Lady Windermere's Fan and The Beggar's Opera

(in which Macheath made a spectacular escape, atop the Lloyd's Bank black horse, galloping up a flight of stone steps to freedom)