PROFILE

Ben studied Music at Oxford University and Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music.

As a musical director in theatre, his credits include Crazy For You (UK Tour); Em (Royal Central School of Speech & Drama); Aladdin (Lyric Hammersmith 2016); The Entertainer (On Stage MD: Kenneth Branagh season at Garrick Theatre 2016); Bugsy Malone (Associate Musical Director: Lyric Hammersmith 2015 & 16); Laila the Musical (Watford Palace Theatre/ UK tour); Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith, 2015), The King (Peter Schaufuss Balletten/ European Tour); Sweeney Todd (Twickenham Theatre); Brass (NYMT/ City Varieties, Leeds); The Beautiful Game (Union Theatre). As associate/assistant MD: Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); Little Shop of Horrors (Manchester Royal Exchange). As a keyboard player: Jersey Boys (Piccadilly Theatre, dep); The Bodyguard (UK Tour, dep).

Television credits include: The One Show (BBC1); You’ve Been a Lovely Audience (BBC4); Our Gay Wedding: The Musical (Channel 4).

Ben spent the academic year 2013-14 as Associate Musical Director at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, with support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. He retains a strong teaching profile, at LAMDA, Arts Educational Schools and the NYMT.