Ben Ellis


Ben's writing for theatre includes THE ARMOUR, for Defibrillator, which opened within the Langham London, Europe’s first grand hotel. Headlong’s DECADE, directed by Rupert Goold, and Theatre 503’s LIFE FOR BEGINNERS, directed by Paul Robinson and Tim Roseman. Other plays include THE CAPTIVE (Finborough), UNRESTLESS (Old Vic Tunnels), FALLING PETALS (Malthouse Melbourne) and THE FINAL SHOT (Theatre 503). EIGHTY-EIGHT was shortlisted for the 2008 Bruntwood Prize, and Ben has also been won the Patrick White Playwrights Award and Wal Cherry Play of the Year in Australia, along with four shortlistings for various Premier's Literary Awards for Drama. He is a founding member and associate artist of Forward Theatre Project. He has just been made the first resident playwright at 16th Street.

Read Ben's State of Play essay No Dramas here

THE CAPTIVE  add to cart
FALLING PETALS  add to cart
POST FELICITY  add to cart
STORY OF THE RED MOUNTAINS  add to cart