About the show
The show was performed as a 5 minute sketch for Finger in the Pie Cabaret at Madame Jojo’s in London in 2010. This was followed by performances at Festivals such as Lovebox and Secret Garden Party. Gradually over time it increased to 10, 15 and 30 min versions. In July 2015 The History of Everything Festival at South Hill Park Arts Centre was created to workshop excerpts, working alongside youth theatre and community groups. After sold-out performances at the Hen and Chickens theatre in Islington and The Canal Cafe, The History travelled to The Brighton Fringe Festival where it received rave reviews and was a sell-out success. Just like History itself, the show is continuing to grow and evolve as it now embarks on touring the UK and beyond.
Ben trained at The Royal Central School Of Speech And Drama and The National Youth Theatre. He has written and performed for both The Treason Show and Newsrevue in London, Brighton and at The Edinburgh Fringe. He also directed the critically acclaimed Edinburgh Newsrevue in 2011 that featured in The Lists top 25 comedy shows of that year. Other theatre credits include playing the comic for the last 5 pantomimes at The White Rock Theatre: Smee (twice), Simple Simon, Wishee Washee and Buttons working alongside Jessie Wallace, Sheila Reed, Louie Spence, Jaymi Hensley and Paul Nicholas. He was Elwood in The Blues Brothers on 3 UK tours and in Japan and has also worked for Birmingham Stage Company, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmonds, Theatre Royal Bath and at the Watford Palace. His Film and TV credits includes work for the BBC, ITV and Film 4.