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Suzy Bennett – Dancing On Thin Ice (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

For somebody who confesses to aspire to celebrity status, Suzy Bennett is a refreshingly self-deprecating, shameless character. Combined with an extremely colourful background, this makes the show a very funny and oddly familiar investigation into her quest for fame. Bennett is very good at guiding the audience through the story of her unconventional life, from Butlins to rehab, via the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ studios and Madame Tussauds, in seamless fashion. Whilst none of the material is hugely insightful, it is the way in which Bennett communicates with the audience that makes this enjoyable viewing. And by the end, even young men like myself were able to appreciate the phenomenon of Torvill and Dean, painted so vividly by their most extraordinary fan.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 August, 8.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]