Theatre, Film and TV

Ben Weatherill's Jellyfish receives glowing reviews

Jun 29, 2018

Ben Weatherill's play Jellyfish has received glowing reviews following its opening at The Bush Theatre. Jellyfish is a coming of age story about a girl with Down’s Syndrome and her quest for romance in a dilapidated seaside town. Full of heart and humour, it asks questions about acceptance and love.

"Tender, compassionate, radical" ★★★★ The Stage

"Heartening, important, thoughtful and unsettling...Weatherill shows himself to be an emerging playwright of startling emotional empathy" ★★★★ Evening Standard

"A piece about overwhelming love, human nature and family connection, Jellyfish is a triumph that feels genuinely authentic and requires celebration."  ★★★★ Broadway World

"Weatherill covers a huge amount of ground, but Jellyfish never feels like an issue play. It's always human; drama couched in care." ★★★★ What's On Stage

Before Jellyfish, Ben Weatherill won the Pitch Your Play Award and Curve Theatre Leicester Playwriting Competition with his play Chicken Dust which ran at the Finborough Theatre. He established the Old Red Lion Writers’ Group, was part of the National Theatre’s New Views Programme and the Royal Court Young Writer’s Programme. Ben was on the Channel 4 Screenwriters course and has projects in development with Ecosse and Keshet. 

Jellyfish is on at the Bush Theatre until July 21st. Tickets can be bought here