Ben trained as an Assistant Director to Peter Gill, Peter Hall, Michael Grandage, Paul Miller and Rob Ashford. Working for companies including the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Bush Theatre, Watermill Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Old Vic, Ambassador Theatre Group and Dreamworks.
He was Associate Director of Ivanov with Kenneth Branagh, Andrea Risborough and Tom Hiddleston, Serenading Louie (both Donmar); Elling with John Simm; Sunset Boulevard (West End); Shrek the Musical (West End); The Grinning Man (BOV and West End) and The History Boys (NT and West End).
He has written and directed plays both on- and off-Broadway, West End, the Sydney Opera House, international festivals and in regional theatres around the UK.
As writer-director plays include: Angry Young Man (Trafalgar Studios, Adelaide Festival) – Critics Pick in The Times, Evening Standard and METRO; Western (Wimbledon Theatre, Prague Festival, Edinburgh); Monologue for an Ensemble (Edinburgh Festival, Oman – British Council). As director shows include The Billie Holiday Story (Charing Cross Theatre), Mojo (Underground Theatre), Festival of the Spoken Nerd (Edinburgh, Bloomsbury, Vaudeville), Twelfth Night (Alma Tavern).
As a filmmaker he wrote and directed a series for YouTube Red Original, directed documentaries for broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4 and MTV and made commercials for clients including McDonalds, FIFA, Nokia, Burton Snowboards, lastminute.com and Yahoo.
Awards include Best Short Film and Young Director Award (Cannes Lions Festival); the Best International New Director (Kinsale Sharks); Best Short Film (Kinsale Sharks); Best Play and Best Show Overall (Adelaide Fringe Festival). He is the Artistic Director of the Fringe First winning MahWaff Theatre Company.