• Ben Borowiecki

    Theatre Direction and Design

  • Direction

    Based in London and New York, Ben directs productions with his own company, Big Ben Theatre, and works as an associate director with Interacting Theatre Company (Madrid), The Space Theatre (London), Expolingua (Lisbon), Late Night Library Club (London) and Gulliver (Venice).

     

    As a writer and performer in film, television, radio and on the stage Ben has worked with Warner Brothers, the BBC, the National Theatre (London), the V&A Museum (London) and the Science Museum Group (UK).

    Design

    As a designer Ben works in promotional media; print, film and live events. Ben specialises in smaller scale, bespoke campaigns for charities and cultural associations.

     

    Ben creates material for International Students House, NXI3FC, Warwick University and Goats International amongst others.

     

    Ben also works as an visual and audio designer for theatre productions; using projections and live software to create interactive audience experiences.

  • Key Productions

    2014-2016

    The Domestic Extremists

    The Space Theatre, London

    Investigating police tactics in suppressing public protest, undercover film-maker Chloe enters a world of violence and corruption she could not have prepared for.

    The Domestic Extremists was a radical production, opening for discussion critical issues of education marketisation, journalistic integrity and police conduct in the UK and abroad. The production hosted talks with experts, politicians and activists after shows.

     

    'Multilayered... unfolds with guile and intelligence' - The Spectator

    The Court @ Versailles

    Victoria & Albert Museum, London

    Je ne regrette rien

    Big Ben Theatre Company teamed up with Late Night Library Club and Amy Grimehouse to take over one of the world's premier cultural institutions for one night of European debauchery in 'Baroque to the Future'.

     

    Big Ben Theatre recreated the Court of Versailles as a music and comedy venue. Telling the story of the rise and fall of the French royals in the darkest of comic styles, Big Ben Theatre hosted the one night only event for a packed and eager crowd of commoners.

    The Great Gatsby

    Touring production, Portugal

    "No need to panic, we're here, we're here and we're not panicking, stop panicking!!!"

    Mr Directorpants and the Directorpants Theatre Company have arrived late for their performance of The Great Gatsby, and they've forgotten to learn their lines! But never fear, with the help of the audience they'll figure it out as they go along!

     

    Touring across Portugal and performing to over 4000 people, The Great Gatsby used interactive theatre and music to bring young people into the world of the novel and build students' confidence in English language in a fun and friendly environment.

    Other Productions

    Hamlyn

    The Space Theatre, London

    Assistant Director, Narrator, Tech Operator

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    National Trust & Late Night Library Club, London

    Director

  • Contact Ben

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