Ben is one of the world’s shrewdest directors of storytellers and a much sought after teacher. He leads the Crick Crack Club’s mentoring and short course programme, and his own school of performance storytelling specialises in training storytellers for performance, and offers intensive weeklong courses in rural Herefordshire for small groups of students on an annual basis.

‘Master storyteller.’
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Ben is Honorary Professor of storytelling at Berlin’s University of the Arts, where he teaches students of performance, pedagogy, and opera. He is currently training Comedia Del Arte BA students at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania. He directs new commissions, working exclusively with traditional narrative material and with a particular focus on the function of imagination in storytelling, composition and improvised lanaguge, the relationship between speech and gesture, and the use of space in performance.

Ben also teaches librarians, educators, tour guides, gallery assistants, parents, grandparents, and all sorts of other people with a professional, semi or non-professional interest in telling stories. Contact Ben...

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