Ben Goddard

26 Nov 2013

Ben has musically directed countless rock ‘n’ roll shows in the UK and around the world. For the last 15 years, Ben has been working as MD for the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, on productions including Mods and Rox, Little Shop of Horrors, Made In Dagenham, Oxy and The Morons and 14 rock ‘n’ roll pantos including Red Riding Hood.

 Composer credits: Midsummer Songs (NWT); a musical version of The Two Gentleman of Verona (Seoul); an original score for Macbeth (Barbados) and endless music for corporations worldwide. He has previously musically supervised the shows Jackie – the Musical and That’s Alright Mama (number one tours) and arranged music for the national tour of Tom: a Story of Tom Jones. He is also the musical director at EastEnders for the BBC.

 Acting credits: Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet (the US national tour of the Broadway production, a part which he created for the West End production); Sunset Boulevard, Martin Guerre, Jesus Christ Superstar, Beautiful Game, The Mousetrap, Two Cities, Murderous Instincts, Old Big ‘Ead in the Spirit of The Man, The Good Intent and The Glass Menagerie (both at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch); Over my Shoulder, Romeo and Juliet, Oh What a Lovely War, As You Like It, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Good Companions, Cinderella and Kiss The Sky.

 Television and Film credits: Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Lt Walton in The Somme: From Defeat to Victory (BBC); Crispin Yates in Trial & Retribution (BBC); Neville in London Bridge (Carlton Television); Guy in Bugs (BBC) and Demon in Gulliver’s Travels with Jack Black.