Ben Power

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Rose Cobbe
Assistant: Toby Smith

Film, TV & Theatre

Ben Power is a writer and dramaturg and is the Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre.  Dramaturgy for the NT includes: Earthquakes in London, Greenland, Double Feature, 13, Antigone, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Timon of Athens, This House, The Effect and Strange Interlude. Writing includes: Husbands and Sons and adaptations of Romeo and Juliet and The Comedy of Errors for Primary Shakespeare. In 2013, he commissioned and programmed a year of work in the NT’s new temporary theatre, The Shed. Ben’s own work in The Shed includes The Hush with Matthew Herbert and an adaptation of Ross Collins’ The Elephantom.

Ben has written the screenplays for two series of the BBC's The Hollow Crown.

From 2006-2010, Ben was the Associate Director of Headlong. Work commissioned and developed includes Lucy Prebble's award-winning ENRON (Chichester, Royal Court, West End and Broadway, 2009-10); King Lear (Young Vic and Liverpool Everyman, 2007-08); and Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Almeida, 2007).

Other work for the theatre includes dramaturgy on Complicite’s A Disappearing Number (Barbican and International Tour 2008-09), which won the Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle awards for Best Play. He is published by Faber & Faber. 
 

Television

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THE HOLLOW CROWN: Richard III

2016

Neal Street Productions

Screenplay

THE HOLLOW CROWN: Henry VI Part 2

2016

Neal Street Productions

Screenplay. Co-adaptor with Dominic Cooke

THE HOLLOW CROWN: Henry VI Part 1

2016

Neal Street Productions

Screenplay. Co-adaptor with Dominic Cooke

HENRY V

2012

Neal Street/BBC

Screenplay. Dir. Thea Sharrock.

RICHARD II

2012

Neal Street/BBC

Co-Adaptor of Screenplay. Dir. Rupert Goold.

Theatre

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THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

2018

National Theatre (Lyttelton) / Neal Street Productions

By Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power.
Dir: Sam Mendes

2015

National Theatre

by DH Lawrence, adapted by Ben Power. Dir: Marianne Elliott.

2014

National Theatre

Dr: Carrie Cracknell

THE ELEPHANTOM

2014

National Theatre/West End

Dir: Finn Caldwell

2013

National Theatre (Shed)

Created by Matthew Herbert with Ben Power

2012

Royal Shakespeare Company

Revival of 2009 production. Dir. Helena Kaut-Howson.

EMPEROR AND GALILEAN

2011

National Theatre (Olivier)

Dir. Jonathan Kent

A TENDER THING

2009

Royal Shakespeare Company

Dir. Helena Kaut-Howson

CINDERELLA

2008

Lyric Theatre

Dir. Melly Still

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR

2008

Headlong Theatre/Chichester/Gielgud Theatre/International Tour

Dir. Rupert Goold

FAUSTUS

2006

Hampstead Theatre/UK Tour

Dir. Rupert Goold

PARADISE LOST

2006

Oxford Stage Company at Hackney Empire/UK Tour

Dir. Rupert Goold

Radio

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A DISAPPEARING NUMBER

2008

BBC Radio 3

Radio adaptation. Dir. Simon McBurney.