A case of taken identity at Radlett Centre

PUBLISHED: 16:01 28 October 2010

Bennett Arron

Bennett Arron

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COMEDIAN Bennett Arron brings his comic reminiscences of the time he fell victim to identity theft to The Radlett Centre next Wednesday, November 3.

It Wasn’t Me, It Was Bennett Arron depicts a time when he was in serious debt and owed thousands of pounds to mobile phone companies, catalogues and department stores.

Only it wasn’t him – St Albans-based Bennett was the victim of identity theft, the fastest-growing crime in the UK. The result was that Bennett and his pregnant wife were left penniless and homeless.

Years later, Bennett wrote an acclaimed comedy show about his experience which led to him being asked to direct and present a documentary for Channel Four. In that, he proved through a series of stunts how easy the crime of ID theft is to carry out.

He even managed to steal the identity of the then Home Secretary Charles Clarke – which resulted in Bennett being arrested in a dawn raid by Scotland Yard.

Bennett comes on stage at 8pm and tickets at £14 with concessions £13 can be obtained from the box office on 01923 859291 or go to www.radlettcentre.co.uk

The Ultimate No.1 Hits Show comes to The Radlett Centre at 8pm the following night, Thursday, November 4.

The show features a strong cast of singers and musicians and is packed with over two hours of live renditions of the songs that rocked the waves.

It goes back to the Rock’n’Roll Fifties, the Swinging Sixties and the Glamtastic Seventies which music from artists as diverse as Connie Francis and Doris Day to The Beatles Abba, Status Quo and Showaddywaddy. Tickets are £16 with concessions £15.

Wilkie Collins’ creepy tale The Dead Hand is staged at The Radlett Centre at 8pm next Friday evening, November 5.

Set in the year 1850, young and easy-going Arthur Holliday is in Doncaster for the races but all the hotel rooms are full – except for one that he will have to share with a stranger.

It is not until he has agreed to take the room that he discovers that his roommate is recently deceased.

Presented by Rumpus Theatre Company, The Dead Hand stars David Martin, Amanda Howard and Nicholas Gilbrook in a tale of horror, lust and black magic. Tickets are £12 and £10.

n Local artists are invited to exhibit their work for one month in The Radlett Centre next year.

Exhibition space is available in the Apthorp Gallery on the first floor of the theatre and is suitable for smaller exhibitions by groups or solo artists.

A variety of work is welcome including paintings, photography and textiles. Further information can be obtained from Steph Cotter at steph.cotter@radlettcentre.com or call 01923 857546.


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