Ben Lewis (writer)

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For the Australian actor, see Ben Lewis (actor). For other people named Ben Lewis, see Ben Lewis.

Ben Lewis is a writer for theatre, radio and television, theatre director and performer, who trained at LAMDA.

He co-created and directed My Name Is Sue[1][2] (Soho Theatre/touring, Total Theatre Award 2009[3]) and The Village Social[4] (2011) with Dafydd James. Ben has also written two plays for BBC Radio 4: Blue Sky Thinking[5] (9 September 2008) and Tiny[6] (17 September 2010).

He is co-Artistic Director of Inspector Sands, and co-created its shows, If That's All There Is[7] (Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Award 2009[8]) and Hysteria (Total Theatre Award 2006),[9] which have toured extensively in the UK and to countries including the USA, China, Russia, Germany, Romania, Armenia, and most recently to Brits Off Broadway 2010. The company is currently developing its third show, Mass Observation (working title) with support from the Southbank Centre, the National Theatre Studio and the Almeida.[10][11][12]

Performances as an Actor[edit]


Date Title Role Director Theatre Company Awards
5 December 200613 January 2007 Pinocchio Lu Kemp Royal Theatre, Northampton
18 August 200930 August 2009 If That's All There Is Lu Kemp Inspector Sands Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Award 2009[8]


Date Title Role Director Station
17 October 2006 Cats and Monkeys[13] Xavier Lu Kemp BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
2 April 20076 April 2007 Captain Starlight's Apprentice[14] Jack, Doctor & Officer Lu Kemp BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Drama
4 September 2007 The Architects[15] Alan & Policeman Lu Kemp BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
7 August 2008 Left at Marrakech[16] Stickley Fiona McAlpine BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
9 September 2008 Blue Sky Thinking[5] Dave Kirsty Williams BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
7 March 2009 The Meek[17] Francis & Soldier 1 Kirsty Williams BBC Radio 3 The Wire
9 February 2011 The Continuity Man[18] Oliver Lu Kemp BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play