GDFAF Auxilliary Activity #1: David Benson’s “Haunted Stage”
A quick one for this, since I’m off out again in not-too-long a space of time to return to our standard programme of fortnightly events. P’Ashton had a night off in the original Goodfaff; since I already had long-since booked tickets to go and see David Benson at Stourbridge Town Hall/Library Theatre in the midst of this one, I decided to use that as my ‘night off.’ “He usually has songs as part of his performances,” I thought, “so there’s a bit of a link.” He didn’t this time. Naturally.
Since it was Halloween night, this time it was his ’Haunted Stage’ show, probably the least of the three I’ve seen so far but still a whole lot of fun. It switched between spooky stories and tales of his relationship with his father and grandfather (very touching – I think I heard someone crying somewhere behind me as he recounted his grandfather’s death. Or maybe it was a ghost. I don’t know.), with an excellent centrepiece in which he acted as the Brummie medium in a South London spiritualist church he once visited (spirit guide: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).
His shows are always lots of fun. I definitely recommend going if one happens anywhere near you, wherever you are.
~ Russ L, getting back to standard Goodfaffing in a bit.