Ben Weatherill

Ben Weatherill

Playwright in Residence at Curve, Leicester

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

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.

Other theatre work includes: Tastes like Chicken, longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize 2013 (and then later at the Old Red Lion Theatre) The Next Five Years at Theatre 503, Chronic at Southwark Playhouse and Arthur, which won the Pitch Your Play Award with the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

He is developing TV projects with companies such as ScottFree and Objective Fiction and has been commissioned by Radio Four to write an Afternoon Drama.

Ben is currently on the 4Screenwriting course 2016 and is also on the BBC Writersroom's DramaRoom scheme.

I am represented by Lily Williams at Curtis Brown.

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