01/03/14 » Summer filling up
Benet is currently booked to direct a drama school project and two Shakespeare productions between May and August. Full details to be announced here next month.
17/02/14 » Benet's work as THEATRE CRITIC now available here
For the first time, sixty of the reviews Benet has written for various publications and websites can now be viewed here.
04/02/14 » JUSTICE executed
Benet's production of Emily Mann's fascinating verbatim drama EXECUTION OF JUSTICE, about the trial of Dan White following his killing of George Moscone and Harvey Milk, played two performances for Year Out Drama this weekend. The cast of 18 and 19 year old drama students handled the challenging material and the complex staging with compelling confidence.
01/01/14 » Two drama school shows for 2014
Benet returns to Year Out Drama in Stratford upon Avon next week to direct a revival of a big American play. He has previously directed THE LARAMIE PROJECT and ANGELS IN AMERICA there. Later in the year he returns to ArtsEd for another second year Sondheim project.
09/12/13 » Blind Eye opens in Portugal, March 2014
BLIND EYE, Susannah Finzi's complex and riveting play about conflicting loyalties and the search for a war criminal, is to receive its world premiere next year in Lisbon, where some of the play takes place. Benet worked extensively with Finzi to develop the play and later staged its industry reading at the Prince of Wales Theatre. They both hope to mount a London production.
30/11/13 » Assassins hits its target
The in-house workshop staging of Sondheim's ASSASSINS at ArtsEd received a terrific performance yesterday afternoon from its 16-strong company of second year students. ArtsEd, where Ben has worked several times and which has recently opened its new Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre, is on a terrific roll.
20/09/13 » Taking aim at another Sondheim
Ben is looking forward to returning to ArtsEd for the sixth time to direct a second year project on Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. His last project there was Sunday in the Park with George. Elsewhere he has also directed a production of Sweeney Todd.