|Talented young actor Ben made
his debut on the Broadbent stage as a Simple servant back in 2002,
highlighting his keen interest in Shakespeare from a young age. Since
then he has toured the East Midlands with Romeo and Juliet and performed
in the first play at the newly refurbished Lincoln Drill Hall,
He studied GCSE Drama (A*) and A-Level and Theatre studies (A) at William Farr Comprehensive School in Welton. In 2008 he completed a degree in History and the University of Cambridge, achieving a high 2.i with honours. That's not to say that while he's been hauled up at Cambridge he's not found time to dabble with the dramatic arts.
As President of the College drama society he's performed many more times in roles ranging from the Shakespearian to the melodramatic. He has also recently turned his hand to writing a series of original sketch shows and even directing, with a successful May Week production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, on midsummer's eve, in the Christ's College Fellows' Garden.
Ben founded the Christ's Shakespeare Society, a society dedicated to performing free-to-air Shakespeare to all members of the public in stunning locations. Their first play, Romeo and Juliet, was a great success and achieved widespread acclaim. Future productions in the pipeline include a Hallowe'en performance of Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice in Lent Term, and a summer tour across Britain with Henry V.
Following one more year at Cambridge, and in an attempt to delay finding a "proper job", Ben will venture into the abyss that is professional acting.
|Much Ado About Clubbing||The Bouncer||October 2003|
|The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe||Assistant Stage Manager||May 2003|
|Cinderella||Prince Charming, the handsome prince||February 2003|
|The Merry Wives of Windsor||Peter Simple, Slender's servant / Robert, Ford's Servant||July 2002|
|Romeo and Juliet (Director, Mercutio)||Christ's Shakespeare Company||June 2008|
|Gorilla In A Coma (Co-writer/Co-director/Co-performer)||CADS|
|Some Gorillas Are bigger Than Others||CADS|
|No-one Messes With Gorillas||CADS|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream (Director/Oberon)||CADS|
|The Real Inspector Hound (Birdboot)||CADS|
|Heroes (Evil Fairy)||CADS|
|The House of Trousers (Willy McGregor)||CADS|
|Back To The Beagle (Charles Darwin)||CADS|
|Hamlet (Laertes)||Lincoln Shakespeare Company||2005|
|King Lear (Edgar)||Lincoln Shakespeare Company||2004|
|Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio)||Lincoln Shakespeare Company||July 2003|