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Ben Lewis

BEN LEWIS

  (1979 - )

Nationality:    British
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Ben Lewis is a writer, director and performer, and trained at LaMDA. He co-created and directed My Name Is Sue (Soho Theatre/touring, Total Theatre award 2009) with Dafydd James. He is co-artistic Director of Inspector Sands, and co-created its shows, If That's all there Is (eIF award 2009) and Hysteria (Total Theatre award 2006), which have toured extensively, 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. Ben has also written two plays for BBC Radio 4; Blue Sky Thinking and Tiny.

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below is a list of Ben Lewis's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Beautiful Cosmos         Don Quixote         Geek Tragedy         Have Your Circumstances Changed?         Hunting Of the Snark, The         Hysteria         Mass-Observation         My Name Is Sue         Quiet Afternoon, A         Sue: The Second Coming         Ushers         Village Social, The         Whatever! the Musical



Beautiful Cosmos

Synopsis:
Beautiful Cosmos is set in the apartment of a woman who suddenly finds herself alone. Through her job as a sex text messager she begins to pick up strange messages from truckers, astronauts and a teenage Arizonan boy. Through it all she can't stop hearing the words and remembering the movements of her lover.

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devised by Robert Alan Evans, Lu Kemp, Ben Lewis and Sophie Fletcher

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Don Quixote

Synopsis:
In a potting shed, an ageing man, his hapless nephew, and an over-worked care-assistant, find themselves embroiled in a ludicrous adventure of endless possibilities and increasing peril as the delusions of the old and the opportunism of the young create an explosive mix.

Notes:
A new adaptation of one of the most popular books of all time, Don Quixote is Miguel de Cervantes tale of misguided heroism and derring-do.

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Organisations:
A Play, A Pie and a Pint

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Genre:
45 min adaptation

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Geek Tragedy

Synopsis:
Loosely based on euripides' the Bacchae, with echoes of Joe Orton's the erpingham Camp, based on the same Greek tragedy. euripides' Mount Cithaeron, is replaced by a clearing in a forest in West Wales; the central gathering area in a camp for a group of young teenagers, disturbed in many different ways

Notes:
composer Dafydd James

1st Produced:
Work In Progress At Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre    2008

Organisations:
Ruth is Stranger than Richard

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Genre:
Musical

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Have Your Circumstances Changed?

Synopsis:
Developed through the experiences of a cookery school for men over 65, this triptych of street-level performances confronts the audience with the routines of an older man's daily life. Ageing is an exercise in adaptation. Over-85s is the fastest growing age demographic in the UK . As we grow older, we must adjust to new challenges of daily life. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande has spoken of 'pit crews' in healthcare, arguing that what we need in later life is not medical intervention at the point of crisis but a coordinated team of specialists, like a race car pit crew, ensuring our daily wellbeing. With services which provided this support being progressively cut, perhaps the adaptation most required is not personal, but social? A young boy and older man occupying a kitchen, a living room and a bathroom confound expected roles. Is the boy the older man as a child, or someone who will grow up to make political decisions about elder care? Accompanied by a soundscape experienced through headphones, Have Your Circumstances Changed? delivers three intimate performances that gesture towards the overwhelming work of parents, partners, children, communities, and the state in keeping us alive as we reach later life.

Notes:
devised by Lu Kemp with writing by Ben lewis

1st Produced:
Former FADS shop, 2-3 Archway Mall, London N19 5RG    03 Jun 2015

Organisations:
Artangel

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Genre:
piece

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  6 boys

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Hunting Of the Snark, The

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Organisations:
Theatre by Design

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Hysteria

Synopsis:
the world is ending. and it's happening at table 9.

Notes:
written by Lucinka eisler, Giulia Innocenti And ben Lewis

1st Produced:
Nightingale Theatre, Brighton    2006

Organisations:
Inspector Sands and Stamping Ground Theatre

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Mass-Observation

Synopsis:
Coronation Day, 1937: a young woman stumbles into a revolutionary rally and falls in love. Jubilee Weekend, 2012: a young man with a terrible hangover is stranded in a retirement home with no mobile signal. "We are all cogs in a vast and complicated machine. It may turn out to be an infernal machine which could blow us all to smithereens." Tom Harrisson and Charles Madge, Mass Observation: Britain (1938). award-winning Inspector Sands explores 95 years gone by in a flash and an afternoon that lasts an eternity.

Notes:
created by Lucinka eisler; Giulia Innocenti; Ben Lewis

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Organisations:
Inspector Sands

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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My Name Is Sue

Synopsis:
Sue is a piano-wielding prophet who has so far kept her thoughts to herself. But now she is ready to let rip. She invites you into her lounge, where she'll sing through life from finishing school to Doomsday.

Notes:
written by Dafydd James & Ben Lewis

1st Produced:
Manchester    29 May 2010

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Genre:
Comedy

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Quiet Afternoon, A

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Organisations:
Stamping Ground

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Sue: The Second Coming

Synopsis:
With her anarchic, dark and touching alternative to traditional Yule shows, Sue's got a few things she'd like to get off her chest about Christmas. In the comfort of Sue's lounge, sip eggnog and enjoy a unique blend of comedy, music and theatre, aided by her virtuosic piano skills, soaring falsetto and faithful backing band. If you're lucky, you might just witness the birth of a new Messiah. . .

Notes:
written by Dafydd James & Ben Lewis

1st Produced:
Ammanford Miners' Theatre, 13 Wind Street, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire Sa18 3Dn    26 Nov 2013

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Genre:
comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Ushers

Synopsis:
humour emerges from innocuous beginnings as new girl Jennifer collides with Neal, a quintessential nerd theatre usher.

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1st Produced:
Wimbledon Theatre    2004

Organisations:
People Can Run

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Genre:
Physical/Comedy Piece

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Village Social, The

Synopsis:
after unfortunate recent events, the village hall will play host to a much-needed fundraising evening of fun and jollity as the winter nights draw in. enjoy music and entertainment from local talent before we welcome our main attraction - a clairvoyant who promises to put us in touch with spirits from beyond the grave.

Notes:
written by by Dafydd James And Ben Lewis

1st Produced:
Rudry Parish Hall, Rudry, Caerphilly, Cf83 3Df    20 Oct 2011

Organisations:
National Theatre of Wales

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Genre:
surreal musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Whatever! the Musical

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
C-Venues    2000

Organisations:
Canned Productions

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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  -

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