Ben Musgrave

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Ben Musgrave grew up in Britain, Bangladesh and India.

His play Pretend You Have Big Buildings won the inaugural Bruntwood Prize and was performed at the Royal Exchange in 2007.  He was subsequently commissioned by the National Theatre.  Ben is a former member of the Forum of Young European Playwrights (Wiesbaden, Germany, 2008).

Ben teaches creative writing and playwriting at Regent’s University and Westminster University, and was a Royal Literary Fund fellow at Greenwich University and is currently supported by grants from the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

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THE GREY HOUSE

2017

BBC Radio 4

Afternoon Drama
Producer: Emma Harding

MAD BEES RIOT IN THE LIGHT

2016

British Council Artists International Development Fund/Arts Council

Includes workshop in Bangladesh

UNTITLED COMMISSION

2016

Tara Arts

INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE PROJECT

2016

Ice and Fire

Dir. Zoe Lafferty

TWO TV SERIES IDEAS

2016

Lime Pictures

CRUSHED SHELLS AND MUD

Screenplay Adaptation

Theatre

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CRUSHED SHELLS AND MUD

2015

Southwark Playhouse

Dir. Russell Bolam

ACROSS THE DARK WATER

2015

The Point, Eastleigh/Tour

Dir. Owen Calvert-Lyons

POLITRIX

2015

The Big House

Created with Andrew Day
Dir. Maggie Norris

STUNTED TREES AND BROKEN BRIDGES

2013

Y Touring

Dir. Nigel Townsend

HIS TEETH

2011

Only Connect

**** Evening Standard, Time Out, Whatsonstage.com
Evening Standard and Time Out Critics’ Choice
Nominated for Best New Play, Off WestEnd Awards
Dir. Maggie Norris

EXAMS ARE GETTING EASIER

2010

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

For Young Rep
Dir. Christopher Gorry

BOARS AND DRAGONFLIES

2010

Arcola Theatre/The Miniaturists

Dir. Christopher Gorry

BREATHING COUNTRY

2009

Y Touring

Supported by Royal Academy of Engineering and the Wellcome Trust
Shortlisted for Theatre Centre Brian Way award for the Best New Play for Young People.
Dir. Nigel Townsend

PANCRAS BOYS CLUB

2009

Only Connect

With David Watson and Paula Stanic
Dir. Maggie Norris

PRETEND YOU HAVE BIG BUILDINGS

2007

Manchester Royal Exchange/Manchester International Festival

Winner of inaugural Bruntwood Prize
Dir. Jo Combes and Sarah Frankcom

Radio

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THE BRITISH CLUB

2012

BBC Radio 4

Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Samantha Bond, and Paul Bhattacharjee
Dir. Sarah Bradshaw