I enjoy working in close collaboration with all kinds of performance creators and styles of performance, be it Theatre, Dance, Music, Opera, or Exhibition, in exciting and challenging spaces. My work relies on a close relationship with the rest of the creative team and utilises close scrutiny of text & source material combined with a constructive, active contribution to the rehearsal process. Recent collaborators have included Theatre 503, Blind Summit, RCSSD, 2Faced Dance Company, Tete-a-Tete Opera, and many more.
As well as design skills, I have numerous years of experience working as a Theatrical Production Electrician on shows in various venues around the country. I am competent in draughting, programming, installing and maintaining lighting systems in a variety of environments and performance spaces.
I trained in Lighting Design at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and recently won the 'Best Lighting Design' category of the Off-West End Awards 2018.
Ben trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and won the 2018 Off West End Award for Best Lighting Design.
Lighting design credits include: Seussical, Bring it On! (Southwark Playhouse), Le Morte D’Arthur (The Scoop), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Wilton’s Music Hall), Caterpillar (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Sister (Ovalhouse), Maggie & Pierre, Dolphins & Sharks, The Melting Pot (Finborough), Hamlet, Burial at Thebes, Secret Circus (RCSSD), Imagine This, Privates on Parade, Carmen 1808, Twang!, HRAitch (Union Theatre), Edward II, Lord of the Flies (Greenwich Theatre), In Event of Moone Disaster, Caterpillar, The State We're In, EleXion, (Theatre503), People We Didn't Quite Meet, Red, Are We Stronger Than Winston (The Place), Cuncrete, Mrs Armitage And The Big Wave (National Tour), The White Rose, The State of Things, Side By Side By Sondheim, Macbeth (OFFIE Nom. Best Lighting Design), Edgar Allen Poe Double Bill, Frankenstein, Wolves of Willoughby Chase (OFFIE Win Best Lighting Design), Adam & Eve, Dracula (Jack Studio), Free Fall (Pleasance London), Jamaica Inn, Fanny And Faggot, The Lost Happy Endings (Tabard Theatre), Macbeth (Bussey Building), When the Dove Returns (Blue Elephant Theatre), Fluxorama (Clifftown Theatre), Citizen Puppet (New Diorama Theatre), Free Fall (Pleasance Theatre), The Greene Card (The Space), Bibs Boats Borders & Bastards (Cockpit Theatre), Lunatic, The League of Youth (Theatre N16), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (LESOCO).
Associate Lighting: Les Miserables (UK Tour & International), Anna (National Theatre Studio), Project O (Southbank Centre), Crave (Prague Quadrennial), Miss Sarah (ZOO Venues, Edinburgh), Legally Blonde (Watford Palace).
Assistant Lighting: The Lorax (The Old Vic), Out of His Skin (UK Tour), Finding Joy (UK Tour).