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Jennie Benton Wordsmith (Susan Harrison)

By | Published on Saturday 22 August 2015

Jennie Benton

Hailing from Tunbridge Wells, Jennie Benton is a young spoken word artist with a passion for ‘Countdown’, whose influences range “from Kate Tempest to Flavor Flav”. Susan Harrison’s eager and enthusiastic character is highly endearing, very funny and brilliantly portrays teenage naivety and awkwardness. Supported by her best friend Auburn Joe, she delivers her take on subjects such as love, hate and friendship, plus a gangster rap about how beautiful the world is. The show is full of surprises, as she contends with technical glitches, Joe’s poor time-keeping and a crush on her teacher Mr Bayne. This is Benton’s first foray into the Fringe and, while things don’t quite go to plan, she carries on unperturbed.

Underbelly Med Quad, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]