THE life of much-loved, and occasionally ostracised, comic Benny Hill is remembered in a new one-man play being performed at the Torch Theatre later this month.

Benny, by writer Owen Thomas enjoys preview performances at the Torch on July 24 and 25.

Benny Hill, the celebrated comedian, writer, actor, and singer, famed for his saucy humour, passed away on April 20, 1992 at the age of 68.

His body lay undiscovered in his sparsely decorated flat for two days.

During these two days, and largely ostracised in the country of his birth, his television programmes were watched by an estimated one billion people around the planet.

Performed by Liam Tobin and using Benny Hill's unique style to re-evaluate his life and work, 'Benny' a new play by Owen Thomas and directed by Gareth John Bale, revisits these lost two days at the end of the life of the lad himself.

'Benny' was first performed at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff in September 2017 where it was very well received by audiences and critics alike. Audiences are invited to see the show at the Torch Theatre, home of previous successes for writer Owen Thomas, Grav and The Wood, with performances starting at 7.30pm.

The show will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Summer 2018.

Playwright Owen Thomas said: "The play is not simply a straightforward retelling or celebration of his life and work, but unashamedly theatrical and incorporating multimedia. His life story is told using his comedy style and techniques to illustrate key moments.

"It is written to acknowledge that the huge success he achieved in his lifetime surely merits having the opportunity to look again at the lad himself. I hope you will come along one evening next week and see the play for yourself."

Tickets are £13 (£11 concessions). For more information and to book tickets visit or call the Box Office on 01646 695267.