Ben Weatherill


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Ben graduated with a First Class honours degree from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Ben was part of the Royal Court Young Writer’s Programme and Invitation Only Group. After this, he went on to work as the Literary Manager at the Old Red Lion Theatre. During this time, he established the Old Red Lion Writers' Group and supported two full productions of work that came directly through the department to critical acclaim.

During 2015, he was Playwright-in-Residence with Curve Theatre, Leicester. Chicken Dust won the Curve Theatre Leicester Playwriting Competition and received its premiere at the Finborough Theatre in March 2015 as well as returning home to the Curve in May 2015. Whilst at the Curve, he developed new work, ran the National Theatre's New Views Programme and acted as dramaturg on new work commissions.

His new play Jellyfish will be at The Bush in spring 2018 and he is on attachment with the National Theatre Studio. 

Ben was on the Channel 4 Screenwriters course and has projects in development with Scott Free, Company Pictures, Channel 4 and Objective Fiction.




Director Tim Hoare

A coming of age play about love and family in modern Britain.

Bush Theatre
Director Chelsea Walker
Finborough Theatre
Producer Josh Beaumont
  • Angela Griffin

    Reading at Theatre Royal Haymarket part of Pitch your Play 

    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    Director Ellie Browning

    Story of addiction and family between a mother and two daughters. 

    Southwark Playhouse
    Director Carey Fitzhugh
    Old Red Lion Theatre
    Shoreditch Town Hall
    Director Carey Fitzhugh



    Long Time Coming
    1 x45'
    Producer Sasha Yevtushenko

    Afternoon drama.

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4


    Writer & Creator

    Company Pictures for Channel 4
    Beauty Queens

    Co-written/created with Milly Thomas


    Adaptation of the book by Mark Frith about the birth of Heat magazine.

    Balloon Entertainment

    Comedy drama about an ageing ex-pop star. In  development. 

    Channel 4

    Murder mystery dark comedy. In development. 

    Objective Fiction
    In Development
    Producer Emily Iredale


    Scott Free
    In Development