Lighting Design



Ben is an Associate Artist of Curve in Leicester. He trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and was recently honoured to be awarded a Fellowship.

West End includes:The Drifters Girl (Garrick);Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium); Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Inala (Peacock Theatre); Young Frankenstein (Garrick); Annie (Piccadilly); Pantoland, Goldilocks and the Three Bears,Snow White, Dick Whittington and Cinderella (London Palladium); Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal Haymarket); All the Fun of the Fair (Garrick); Dancing in the Streets (Cambridge).

Regional and UK tours include: Grease, The Osmonds, Heathers, The Addams Family, Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert,How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dracula, La Cage Aux Folles (UK Tours); Love on the Links & Before the Party (Salisbury Playhouse); The Color Purple, My Beautiful Laundrette,An Officer and a Gentleman, Sunset Boulevard, Beautiful Thing (Curve/UK tour); What the Butler Saw (Curve/Theatre Royal Bath); The Importance of Being Earnest (Birmingham Rep/Curve); Kiss Me, Kate! (WNO/Opera North), Saturday Night Fever (Theatre Royal, Bath/UK tour); The Tempest, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It (Stafford Shakespeare Festival);  The Memory of Water (New Vic, Stoke); Sherlock Holmes (West Yorkshire Playhouse);  Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Clwyd).

International Includes: Chess (Tokyo & Osaka); La Clemenza di Tito (Opéra de Lausanne/Opera de Oviedo/ Opera Bilbao); Romeo und Julia (Theater Trier); Annie and Chess (Toronto); The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Life, Strangers On A Train, Sweet Charity and Tommy (English Theatre, Frankfurt); Legally Blonde (South Korea); Inala (Sadlers Wells/International tour); Faust, 1984 (Altes Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart); Dracula (Singapore/Bangkok).

Television includes: The Classic Brit Awards (Royal Albert Hall); The Olivier Awards 2011 – 2019 (2014 & 2019 Knight of Illumination Award for Best Lighting) (Royal Opera House and Royal Albert Hall); The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra (Royal Festival Hall) and Il Divo (Coliseum).

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