Mr Benn hits forty at the Radlett Centre

FORTY years of much-loved TV character Mr Benn is celebrated at the Radlett Centre next Monday and Tuesday, August 22 and 23.

The musical show aimed at anyone from four to 104 is brought to the theatre by Tall Stories, creators of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, to celebrate four decades of David McKee’s much-loved TV character.

It tells how on one ordinary day, Mr Benn receives an invitation to a fancy dress party and stumbles across an extraordinary shop. He is led into the dressing room where there is a mysterious door which leads Mr Benn into incredible adventures involving dragons, princesses, mermaids and sea monsters.

There are performances at 1.30pm both days and an additional 10.30am show next Tuesday. Tickets at �10 are available from the box office on 01923 859291 or go to