About Ben

Ben is an award winning Lighting Designer. He trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London and has worked extensively across the UK and Internationally. He is an Associate Artist of Curve in Leicester.

West End includes:

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat (Palladium), Inala (Peacock Theatre), Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Young Frankenstein (Garrick), Annie (Piccadilly), Pantoland at the Palladium,Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Snow White, Dick Whittington & Cinderella (Palladium), Breakfast at Tiffanys (Theatre Royal Haymarket), All the Fun of the Fair (Garrick), Visiting Mr Green (Trafalgar Studios), Dancing in the Streets (Cambridge), African Snow (Trafalgar Studios).

Regional & UK Tours include:

My Beautiful Laundrette, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rough Crossing, Dracula, Rock of Ages, Benidorm, Love on the Links & Before the Party (Salisbury Playhouse), An Officer and a Gentleman, Sunset Blvd. (Curve & UK Tour), What the Butler Saw ( Curve & Theatre Royal Bath),  The Importance of Being Ernest (Birmingham Rep & Curve), The Addams Family, The Wedding Singer, La Cage Aux Folles, Kiss Me Kate (WNO & Opera North), Scrooge & Legally Blonde (Curve), Canned Laughter, Xanadu & Antigone (Southwark Playhouse), Beautiful Thing (Curve & UK Tour), Saturday Night Fever (Theatre Royal, Bath & UK Tour), The Tempest, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It (Stafford Shakespeare Festival),  The Memory of Water (New Vic, Stoke), Our House (New Wolsey, Ipswich & UK Tour), West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse, Manchester), Sherlock Holmes, Angus Thongs and Even more Snogging (West Yorkshire Playhouse),  20th Century Boy (Belgrade, Coventry & UK Tour),  Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Clwyd).  Ben has designed over 60 pantomimes across the UK for Michael Harrison / Qdos Entertainment.

International includes:

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

Television includes:

Sunset Boulevard in Concert, Quadrophenia, The Classic Brit Awards (Royal Albert Hall); The Olivier Awards 2011 – 2019 (Knight of Illumination Award for Best Lighting) (Royal Opera House & Royal Albert Hall); The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra (Royal Festival Hall); Il Divo (Coliseum).

Awards include:

2020 Whatsonstage Award Best Lighting for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLORED DREAMCOAT (Nominated)

2019 Knight of Illumination for THE OLIVIER AWARDS (Winner)

2019 Olivier Award Best Entertainment & Family for Snow White (Nominated)

2019 Great British Pantomime Award for Best Lighting of GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS (Winner)

2019 Whatsonstage Award Best Lighting for HEATHERS (Nominated)

2018 Olivier Award Best Entertainment & Family for DICK WHITTINGTON (Winner)

2018 Great British Pantomime Award for Best Lighting of CINDERELLA (Winner)

2017 Knight of Illumination for THE OLIVIER AWARDS (Nominated)

2017 Fleur du Cap South African Theatre Awards for ANNIE (Nominated)

2017 Olivier Award Best Entertainment & Family for CINDERELLA (Nominated)

2014 Knight of Illumination for THE OLIVIER AWARDS (Winner)

2014 Broadwayworld Award for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER in Frankfurt (Nominated)

2014 Broadwayworld Award for FLASH MOB (Nominated)