Ben Lewis

Writer

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Ben is a writer for theatre, radio and TV and also works as a stage director.

He has written two plays for Radio 4, Tiny and Blue Sky Thinking, and is currently developing television comedy series with Rob Evans at Objective and Hattrick.

With Dafydd James, he created the award-winning music theatre show My Name Is Sue which returns to the Edinburgh Festival in 2013. The pair have also written and toured a new musical The Village Social for the National Theatre of Wales.

Ben was a part of the 'Soho 6' new writing scheme at the Soho Theatre and is developing a new play Shangri-La.

Ben is also joint artistic director of theatre company Inspector Sands, co-creating their two award-winning shows; If That’s All There Is and Hysteria which have toured extensively in the UK and to countries including the USA, China, Russia, Germany, Romania and Armenia. The company's most recent show, A High Street Odyssey is touring festivals across 2014.

CV

Theatre
Writer
Don Quixote 2014

Producer Oran Mor for A Play, A Pie and A Pint
Writer Ben Lewis

Top Secret 2014

Writer Ben Lewis

An undercover detective audio-trial for 4-6 year olds.

Creator and Writer
Rock Pool 2014

Creator Ben Lewis
Writer Ben Lewis

Co-written and co-created with Lucinka Eisler and Guilia Innocenti. A new children's show

Shangri La 2013
Commission for Soho Theatre
Creator Ben Lewis
Writer Ben Lewis

New play

Almeida
Creator Ben Lewis
Producer Inspector Sands
Director Lu Kemp
Writer Ben Lewis
Starring Lucinka Eisler, Stephen Harper, Giulia Innocenti, Amanda Lawrence & Ben Lewis

Co-written and co-created with Lucinka Eisler and Giulia Innocenti. New show about legacy, the war, stiff upper lips, the dawn of the information age and the inevitability of death

If That's All There Is 2008 to 2011
Traverse Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, National, US & China Tour
Creator Ben Lewis
Producer Inspector Sands
Writer Ben Lewis
Starring Lucinka Eisler, Giulia Innocenti & Ben Lewis

Co-written and co-created with Lucinka Eisler and Giulia Innocenti. A couple are teetering on the brink of marriage. As the happiest day of their lives approaches, the panic begins to rise.

Hysteria 2006 to 2010
South Bank Centre, BAC, Aurora Nova, National & International Tour
Creator Ben Lewis
Producer Inspector Sands
Writer Ben Lewis
Starring Lucinka Eisler, Giulia Innocenti & Ben Lewis

Co-written and co-created with Lucinka Eisler and Giulia Innocenti. A man and a woman are on the most awkward dinner date of their lives. Caught in the middle is their mortified waiter.

Creator, Writer and Director
Soho Theatre
Creator Ben Lewis
Director Ben Lewis
Writer Ben Lewis
Starring Dafydd James

Sue's back

A High Street Odyssey 2014
National Theatre 'Watch this Space', Without Walls, Greenwich+Docklands Festival and Watford Palace Theatre
Creator Ben Lewis
Producer Inspector Sands
Director Ben Lewis
Writer Ben Lewis
Starring Lucinka Eisler, Guilia Innocenti & Ben Lewis

Co-written and co-created with Lucinka Eisler and Guilia Innocenti this is a promenade audio-guide to the Great British High Street.

National Theatre of Wales
Creator Ben Lewis
Director Ben Lewis
Writer Ben Lewis
Starring Carys Eleri, Rebecca Harries, Darren Lawrence, Sue Roderick & Oliver Wood

New musical co-created and written with Dafydd James

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My Name is Sue 2009 to 2010
Ediburgh Festival, Soho Theatre, National Tour
Creator Ben Lewis
Director Ben Lewis
Writer Ben Lewis
Starring Dafydd James

Co-created and written with Dafydd James

The Ushers 2004
Edinburgh Festival
Creator Ben Lewis
Director Ben Lewis
Writer Ben Lewis

Comedy about two ushers co-created and co-written with People Can Run

Television
Writer
Felons 2014
Hat Trick
Writer Ben Lewis

 
Outlaws 2014
Hartswood
Writer Ben Lewis

 
Passengers 2014
Objective Productions
In development
Writer Ben Lewis

Co-written with Rob Evans

Psychobitches 2014
Tiger Aspect for Sky
Writer Ben Lewis

 
Creator and Writer
Get Together 2014
Objective
Creator Ben Lewis
Writer Ben Lewis

New comedy co-written with Rob Evans

Radio
Writer
The Meet Cute 2014

In development  
Director Lu Kemp
Writer Ben Lewis

 
Creator and Writer
Dates 4 x 15' 2011
BBC Radio 4
In development  
Creator Ben Lewis
Writer Ben Lewis

Comedy series co-written with Catherine Shepherd

 
Tiny 1 x 45' 2010
BBC Radio 4
 
Creator Ben Lewis
Director Kirsty Williams
Writer Ben Lewis
Starring Mark Heap, Joshua Jenkins, Julia McKenzie, Peter Marinker & Alison Pettitt

A lonely teenager becomes a pirate radio sensation

 
Blue Sky Thinking 1 x 45' 2009
BBC Radio 4
 
Creator Ben Lewis
Director Kirsty Williams
Writer Ben Lewis
Starring Ben Lewis, Samuel Roukin, Catherine Shepherd, Nicola Stapleton & Sandra Voe

Psychological thriller

 
Film
Creator and Writer
If That's All There Is Short
2014

In development  
Creator Ben Lewis
Writer Ben Lewis

Film version of the award-winning play

Happy Birthday Short
2009
People Can Run
Creator Ben Lewis
Writer Ben Lewis

Co-written with Sophie Fletcher and Kieran Fay. Three cleaners go to great lengths to treat their supervisor on her birthday