2006 to Present

dont dress for dinner ben 4Don’t Dress For Dinner (2012): Ben as Robert

A comedy by Marc Camoletti, directed by John Tillinger, performed at the American Airlines Theatre – Roundabout Theatre Company (March 30 – 17 June 2012). Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own… setting the stage for a collision course of assumed identities and outrageous infidelities. 

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Haunted Child (2011 to 2012): Ben as Douglas

A play by Joe Penhall, directed by Jeremy Herrin, at The Royal Court Theatre (2 Dec 2011 – 14 Jan 2012).A small boy is driving his mother to distraction – waking at night, hearing phantom noises and fixating on his absent father. When he glimpses a figure prowling the house at night, a shadow is cast which gradually strips away his childhood certainties.

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9712158_origLuise Miller (2011): Ben as the Chancellor

A play by Schiller, in a new version by Mike Poulton, directed by Michael Grandage, at the Donmar Warehouse (8 June – 30 July 2011). Blood of ancient nobility and son of the most powerful statesman in the land, Ferdinand is willing to forsake his fortune for the love of Luise, daughter of a humble musician. But in a world governed by deception and greed, where power is everything, their future happiness and liberty are beyond their control. Schiller’s masterpiece of power and politics explores the battle between honour and corruption, between truth and betrayal.    

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9910771_origLes Liaisons Dangereues (2008): Ben as Le Vicomte de Valmont

A play by Christopher Hampton, directed by Rufus Norris, at the American Airlines Theatre, New York (1 May- 6 July 2008). In this adaptation of the 1782 novel by Choderlos de Laclos, two rival aristocrats use seduction and debauchery in a cruel game of revenge, manipulation and degradation. (Nominated for the Best Actor Award, Tony Awards, 2008; Winner of the Theatreworld Best Breakthrough Performance Award, 2008; Outer Critics’ Circle Nomination for Best Actor, 2008; Drama League Awards Nomination for Distinguished Performance, 2008)

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4432570_origThérèse Raquin (2006): Ben as Laurent

A play by Émile Zola, in a version by Nicholas Wright, at the National Theatre, London (Nov 2006).

Sifted by an oppressive mother-in-law and a sickly husband, Therese Raquin falls passionately for another man. Their feverish affair drives the lovers to an act of terrible desperation, which catapults them headlong into a world more claustrophobic than the one they sought to destroy. This psychological thriller, adapted for the stage by Zola himself from his notorious novel, published in 1867.  

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