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Ben Humphrey MA FRSA GODA

Ben graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, is an Associate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has an MA in Creative Writing. He is a PhD Candidate in English and Related Literature at the University of York.


Ben is currently Executive Producer & Artistic Director for Tortive Theatre. He was the Artistic Director of the Worcester Repertory Company after spending six years as the Associate Director. In addition to his theatrical work, he is also the Senior Creative Consultant to the National Trust for Scotland and a Consultant with the Edinburgh Fringe.

As an actor, he has countless professional credits to his name, including successful seasons in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as international tours but now focuses his career on directing and writing.


Directing credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Macbeth, Twelfth Night,Trojan Women, Happy Birthday, Dick Whittington, Cinderella, The Comedy of Errors (which transferred to the National Theatre, Craiova, Romania for the International
Shakespeare Festival in 2016) and the sell-out 800th Anniversary production of William Shakespeare’s King John produced around the tomb of the King himself in 2009. He followed this with another sell-out production, Othello, in the same venue. Most recently,his five-star production of Shakespeare’s Fool had two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and in 2023-24 completed its third UK Tour with runs in London and Stratford and transferred to international Shakespeare Festivals in Romania and York. He recently directed a new work, A Boy Called Anne at the Everyman Theatre,Cheltenham that will go one to the EdFringe in 2024 before touring the UK.


From 2014 - 2018 Ben was a module leader, and Voice Director at the University of Worcester and in 2020 was a specialist lecturer with Staffordshire University.


In 2009 he became the youngest member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GoDA).He adjudicates all over the globe at Full Length, One-Act, and Speech and Drama Festivals.

In 2012 Ben was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and in 2016 was honoured to have been made a Patron of the Royal Air Force Theatrical Association.

Ben is a member of EquityUK and UKTheatre.

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