Ben Weatherill

Playwright. 

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Biography

Ben graduated with a First Class honours degree from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Ben was part of the Royal Court Young Writer’s Programme and Invitation Only Group. After this, he went on to work as the Literary Manager at the Old Red Lion Theatre. During this time, he established the Old Red Lion Writers' Group and supported two full productions of work that came directly through the department to critical acclaim.

During 2015, he was Playwright-in-Residence with Curve Theatre, Leicester. Chicken Dust won the Curve Theatre Leicester Playwriting Competition and received its premiere at the Finborough Theatre in March 2015 as well as returning home to the Curve in May 2015. Whilst at the Curve, he developed new work, ran the National Theatre's New Views Programme and acted as dramaturg on new work commissions.

His new play Jellyfish will be at The Bush in spring 2018 and he is on attachment with the National Theatre Studio. 

Ben was on the Channel 4 Screenwriters course and has projects in development with Scott Free, Company Pictures, Channel 4 and Objective Fiction.

CV

Theatre

Writer

Director Tim Hoare
 

A coming of age play about love and family in modern Britain.

Bush Theatre
 
Director Chelsea Walker
 
Finborough Theatre
 
Producer Josh Beaumont
Starring
  • Angela Griffin
  •  

    Reading at Theatre Royal Haymarket part of Pitch your Play 

    Theatre Royal Haymarket
     
    Director Ellie Browning
     

    Story of addiction and family between a mother and two daughters. 

    Southwark Playhouse
     
    Director Carey Fitzhugh
     
    Old Red Lion Theatre
     
     
    Shoreditch Town Hall
     
    Director Carey Fitzhugh
     
    Theatre503
     

    Radio

    Writer

    Long Time Coming
    1 x45'
    2017
    Producer Sasha Yevtushenko
     

    Afternoon drama.

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    TV

    Writer & Creator

     
    Company Pictures for Channel 4
     
    Beauty Queens
    Treatment
     

    Co-written/created with Milly Thomas

    Keshet
     
     

    Adaptation of the book by Mark Frith about the birth of Heat magazine.

    Ecosse
     
     
    Balloon Entertainment
     
     

    Comedy drama about an ageing ex-pop star. In  development. 

    Channel 4
     
     

    Murder mystery dark comedy. In development. 

    Objective Fiction
    In Development
     
    Producer Emily Iredale
     

    Treatment

    Scott Free
    In Development
     

    Writer