Playwright. Screenwriter. Artist.

Hard-hitting. Humourous. Helpful. (Most of the time.) Contact me in the UK on +44 (0)7722 062 092, tweet me @benjaellis, email Having been awarded the 2015 Writer-in-Residence award by the Langham London, Defibrillator's production of The Armour has gone on to great reviews and audiences...

Playwright in London

My name is Ben Ellis, I live in London, and I've been writing plays for quite some time, now. Recently I've been writing for screen, with one feature-length screenplay optioned. I write the occasional script report on submissions for major national theatres. I love teaching what I know (and am still learning) about writing, and have led workshops and classes from Royal College of Art to the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Recent Work

What's going on right now? "The Armour" was the first specially commissioned play to take place in the Langham London, following a production of Tennessee Williams' plays there the year before. Apart from developing "Keith" for State Theatre Company of South Australia? And "The Trees" for Going Bush at the Bush Theatre in May 2014. Well... here's a bit more info.

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Recently I discovered painting as another way to think about the world. Here's a few of the works that I'm most proud of, and you can find out about which of them is for sale.

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National Play Festival 2015, Adelaide, Australia

I’m extremely pleased to share the news that my play, Keith, will be one of the plays featured at this year’s National Play Festival at the Adelaide Festival Centre in Australia. Playwriting Australia’s annual event really is on the bucket list of every playwright born or living in Australia. More information about the Festival, the other

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September 2014

As the page about me on Wikipedia says, I used to have a blog called Parachute of a Playwright, but that’s no more. I deleted the posts, but didn’t keep the url. If you go there these days, someone I don’t know is running it. My guess is by an incompetent robot made from hose

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