Ben has immersed himself in theatre since graduating from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) with a Bachelor of Performing Arts.
His previous Court Theatre credits as an actor include Romeo and Juliet; Mary Poppins; Cops and Robbers; Legally Blonde the Musical; The Ugly Duckling; Chicago; Titus Andronicus; Jesus Christ Superstar; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; The Wind in the Willows, Jersey Boys, Little Shop of Horrors, Flagons and Foxtrots and RENT. His other theatre credits include Once on Chunuk Bair (Imagine Charitable Trust); RAP-unzel; Botfarm 2014 (New Zealand Playhouse); Mamma Mia; and Les Misérables (Showbiz Christchurch); Madagascar the Musical (GMG Productions).
Ben’s stage management credits include Catch Me If You Can; Severely Queer (Blackboard Theatre Collective); Sweet Charity; Ragtime (NASDA); Songs for a New World (So Keen Productions); The Father (The Court Theatre) and he served as assistant stage manager on Hudson & Halls Live!
His directing credits include Time Machine; Crash Bash: Reaction; Crash Bash: What's the Rush?; Crash Bash: What If? (The Court Theatre); The Isolation Mixtape and The Isolation Mixtape Vol. 2 (Blackboard Theatre Collective).
Ben and a number of his talented colleagues founded the Christchurch-based theatre company, Blackboard Theatre Collective.
He is a proud member of Equity New Zealand.
- 2023 - The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race - Stage Manager
- 2023 - Disney’s Frozen JR. - Director
- 2023 - Next to Normal - Assistant Director
- 2022 - RENT - Mark Cohen
- 2022 - Flagons and Foxtrots - Jack Taylor
- 2021 - Little Shop of Horrors - Ensemble | Seymour/Orin/Mushnik understudy
- 2020 - Jersey Boys - Norm Waxman/Nick DeVito/Others
- 2020 - Crash Bash: What's the Rush? - Director/Touring Stage Manager
- 2019 - The Wind in the Willows - Rabbit Robert / Motorist Rupert / Policeman
- 2019 - The Father - Stage Manager
- 2019 - Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Major-domo
- 2019 - Time Machine - Director
- 2019 - Crash Bash: Reaction - Director/Stage Manager/Operator
- 2018 - Jesus Christ Superstar - Thomas
- 2018 - The Early Early Late Show - Stage Manager/Operator
- 2018 - Titus Andronicus - Ciron
- 2017 - Chicago - Harry/Clerk
- 2017 - The Ugly Duckling - Actor/Puppeteer
- 2017 - Hudson & Halls Live! - Assistant Stage Manager
- 2016 - Legally Blonde the Musical - Aaron
- 2016 - Cops and Robbers - Papa / Newspaper Boy
- 2015 - Mary Poppins - Northbrook / Ensemble
- 2015 - Romeo & Juliet - Benvolio & Apothecary
- 2015 - Mrs McGinty and the Bizarre Plant - Zach
- 2013 - The Mikado - Ensemble