As Director: Driving To David (Lost Theatre), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (The Bridewell Theatre) The School For Husbands (National Tour), Sitting Up For Michael, C.L.G (The White Bear), Dear Santa (The Capitol, Horsham), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (National Tour), [title of show] (UK Professional Premiere, Edinburgh Festival), Medea (Guildhall), Café Nation (World Premiere, Cockpit Theatre), Beans On Toast (Karamel), Rain Man (Karamel), Godspell (Edinburgh Festival), The Last Five Years (Edinburgh Festival), Hansel and Gretel (Edinburgh Festival), A Streetcar Named Desire (The Byre), Whistle Down The Wind (The Byre).
As Associate Director Romeo and Juliet (Tobacco Factory & International Tour), A Christmas Carol (Trinity Theatre)
As Assistant: Director Twelfth Night (Octagon Theatre, Bolton), The Complete Works Of Shakespeare-Abridged (UAE Tour), Avenue Q (Theatre Royal Windsor), Spend, Spend, Spend (Cockpit Theatre).
Set and Lighting Designer - Ben M Rogers
Over the last 15 years Ben has designed lighting, set and video for over 150 different productions around the world.
Recent projects include: lighting and visual design for Peter Schaufuss Ballet’s new work “Nodebbo Praestegard”, set and lighting for The Wizard of Oz (Madinat, Dubai), production design for RENT in Concert (UK Tour), Lord of The Dance (Middle East) and the presidential launch of Limassol Marina and Minthis Hills Golf Resort in Cyprus.
Ben has designed large scale musical productions internationally including an arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar (Scandanavia), Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Madinat, Dubai) and outdoor arena presentations of Cats, Oliver!, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Evita, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, Grease and Fame in Cyprus and the Middle East.
Live music includes the lighting and visual design for Elefteriades “Music Hall” in Dubai and Beirut as well as concerts for Duran Duran, Cypress Hill, Jose Carreras, BOND, Alkistis Protopsalti, Mario Frangoulis and George Perris. He has designed and created concert shows for The OperaBabes and Greek Idol / X-Factor winners Stavros Mikalakakos & Valando Tryfonos as well as symphonic concerts and music festivals with international orchestras and and EDM Shows featuring Nicky Romero and Armin Van Burren.
Other theatrical design includes: the circus show "RED" at Ferrari World (Abu Dhabi), Zanna Don’t (Landor Theatre), [title of show] (UK premiere at Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh), The Hitchhikers Guide the Galaxy Radio Show - Live! (UK Tour), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre), The Last Maharaja (Wyndhams, London), The Last 5 Years (Tabard), Sleeping Arrangements (Landor), TWO & Tanika’s Journey (Southwark Playhouse), Daisy Pulls It Off, (Gatehouse, London), Noise Ensemble (UK and International tours), Make Me A Song (Charing Cross,London), Children of Eden – Gala Concert (Prince of Wales), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Heaven and Too2Much), Red Hot Baroque (UK, Moscow and Bermuda), 13 Days (Arcola, London) Tick, Tick, Boom! (Bridewell), Las Vegas Fantasy (on tour in Taiwan), Jack and the Beanstalk (His Majesty’s, Aberdeen), The Rat Pack (Liverpool Summer Pops), Fine Bone China (Clore Studio, Royal Opera House), Courtenay (Canterbury Marlowe) and Vision of Lear (Linbury, Royal Opera House).
He received Off West End Award nominations for Best Lighting Design in 2012/3 for CHESS & Steel Pier both at the Union Theatre, London.
In 2009 Ben was the production designer for the Opening Ceremony of the Small Nations Games in Cyprus. Prior to this he worked for Cirque du Soleil contributing the original video content and lighting programming for their show ZED (Tokyo).
Matthew trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in Acting, but has been dancing since a young age, leading him to more choreography based work. Whilst continuing his acting, he has choreographed a sell-out Edinburgh show, [title of show], in 2013, as well as shows for the Mountview Post-Graduate directing course. This production of Spring Awakening marks Matthew's professional debut as a choreographer, teaming up with director Alex Howarth for the third time.