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Ben Hewis

BEN HEWIS

Having been involved in theatre from a young age, Ben graduated with a degree in Drama and Theatre from Middlesex University in 2007. In December 2012, Ben combined his love of theatre and digital content, launching Livetheatre.co, a theatre blog which very quickly gained a large following. A year later, Ben joined us as Content and Features Editor, responsible for developing our Features coverage and multimedia content.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Your favourite quotesShakespeare's 450th birthday: Your favourite quotes
Features
First night photos: David Davis MP joins cast of Privacy for opening night at the DonmarFirst night photos: David Davis MP joins cast of Privacy for opening night at the Donmar
Photos
Video: Arthur Darvill, Cynthia Erivo, Sharon D. Clarke and more reveal their ideal Shakespearean role Video: Arthur Darvill, Cynthia Erivo, Sharon D. Clarke and more reveal their ideal Shakespearean role
Features
Privacy (Donmar Warehouse)Privacy (Donmar Warehouse)
Reviews
Video: Rehearsal vlog with 1001 Nights artistic director Douglas Rintoul and cast Video: Rehearsal vlog with 1001 Nights artistic director Douglas Rintoul and cast
Features
Casting:  Robert Vaughn and Oliver Lansley cast in world premiere of The Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceCasting: Robert Vaughn and Oliver Lansley cast in world premiere of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Theatre News
Theatre highlights of the week: Privacy, Shakespeare's birthday and a Chekhov double billTheatre highlights of the week: Privacy, Shakespeare's birthday and a Chekhov double bill
Features
Rehearsal pics: Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid in rehearsals for Bakersfield MistRehearsal pics: Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid in rehearsals for Bakersfield Mist
Photos
Trailer: First look at the Jersey Boys movieTrailer: First look at the Jersey Boys movie
Features
Video: Robert Webb and Mark Heap discuss Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect NonsenseVideo: Robert Webb and Mark Heap discuss Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Features
Rehearsal Pics: Michael Xavier and Joanna Riding rehearse for The Pajama GameRehearsal Pics: Michael Xavier and Joanna Riding rehearse for The Pajama Game
Photos
Thérèse Raquin transfers from Finborough to Park Theatre and Maureen Lipman joins Rags the MusicalThérèse Raquin transfers from Finborough to Park Theatre and Maureen Lipman joins Rags the Musical
Theatre News
Seth Numrich and Caoilfhionn Dunne cast in Father and Sons at Donmar WarehouseSeth Numrich and Caoilfhionn Dunne cast in Father and Sons at Donmar Warehouse
Theatre News
Richard E Grant to star in new musical Water BabiesRichard E Grant to star in new musical Water Babies
Theatre News
Theatre highlights of the week: Imelda Staunton in Good People and Relative Values with Rory Bremner Theatre highlights of the week: Imelda Staunton in Good People and Relative Values with Rory Bremner
Features
Idina Menzel and Willemijn Verkaik star in the best "Let It Go" video you will see this week Idina Menzel and Willemijn Verkaik star in the best "Let It Go" video you will see this week
Video
Hobbit star Richard Armitage to appear in The Crucible at the Old Vic?Hobbit star Richard Armitage to appear in The Crucible at the Old Vic?
Gossip
Footage released of the first rehearsal for Miss SaigonFootage released of the first rehearsal for Miss Saigon
Video
Someone made a lego model of the Royal Court Theatre and it's awesomeSomeone made a lego model of the Royal Court Theatre and it's awesome
Features
Video: Mark Strong chats about A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Video: Mark Strong chats about A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic
Interviews
Quiz: How many of these showtunes can you guess?Quiz: How many of these showtunes can you guess?
Features
20 Questions: Composer Craig Adams - 'I don't think Stephen Ward was the right approach for that story'20 Questions: Composer Craig Adams - 'I don't think Stephen Ward was the right approach for that story'
Interviews
Video: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Q&A with Samantha Bond, Rufus Hound, Lizzy Connolly and Dominic ShawVideo: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Q&A with Samantha Bond, Rufus Hound, Lizzy Connolly and Dominic Shaw
Features
Around the world in 8 ElphabasAround the world in 8 Elphabas
Features
Theatre jargon explained - from Matinee Idol to Pinter PauseTheatre jargon explained - from Matinee Idol to Pinter Pause
Features
Theatre highlights of the week: Let the Right One In, Birdland and A View from the BridgeTheatre highlights of the week: Let the Right One In, Birdland and A View from the Bridge
Features
Video: Holliday Grainger, Olivia Hallinan and Emily Taaffe discuss Three Sisters at the Southwark PlayhouseVideo: Holliday Grainger, Olivia Hallinan and Emily Taaffe discuss Three Sisters at the Southwark Playhouse
Interviews
Once (Phoenix Theatre)Once (Phoenix Theatre)
Reviews
10 of the best Les Miserables performances from the last decade10 of the best Les Miserables performances from the last decade
Features
1st Night Photos: Bruce Forsyth, Lesley Manville and Tom Jones attend Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opening1st Night Photos: Bruce Forsyth, Lesley Manville and Tom Jones attend Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opening
Photos
Video:  Dirty Rotten Scoundrels director Jerry MitchellVideo: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels director Jerry Mitchell
Interviews
Exclusive Video: Brand new trailer for I Can't Sing!Exclusive Video: Brand new trailer for I Can't Sing!
Features
Video: Lion King cast provide best in-flight entertainment everVideo: Lion King cast provide best in-flight entertainment ever
Features
Poll: The WhatsOnStage top plays and musicals of all timePoll: The WhatsOnStage top plays and musicals of all time
Polls
A few of my favourite things: Jonathan Guy LewisA few of my favourite things: Jonathan Guy Lewis
Features
Show pics: Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound are Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsShow pics: Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound are Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Photos
Video: Richard Fleeshman, Jenna Russell and Marc Elliott discuss UrinetownVideo: Richard Fleeshman, Jenna Russell and Marc Elliott discuss Urinetown
Interviews
Theatre highlights of the week: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Home and Another CountryTheatre highlights of the week: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Home and Another Country
Features
Photos: Louisa Zissman, James 'Arg' Argent and Gok Wan attend Jersey Boys gala performancePhotos: Louisa Zissman, James 'Arg' Argent and Gok Wan attend Jersey Boys gala performance
Photos
Dream casting: Cameron Mackintosh's Oliver! movieDream casting: Cameron Mackintosh's Oliver! movie
Features
John Lloyd Young discusses playing Frankie Valli on Broadway, West End and HollywoodJohn Lloyd Young discusses playing Frankie Valli on Broadway, West End and Hollywood
Interviews
Scottsboro Boys transferring to Garrick Theatre?Scottsboro Boys transferring to Garrick Theatre?
Gossip
A week in the life: Let the Right One In's Martin QuinnA week in the life: Let the Right One In's Martin Quinn
Features
Results: Is there room for new work in the West End?Results: Is there room for new work in the West End?
Polls
1st Night Photos: Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville and Kevin Spacey at Other Desert Cities after party1st Night Photos: Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville and Kevin Spacey at Other Desert Cities after party
Photos
10 more signs that you are Stagey and Proud10 more signs that you are Stagey and Proud
Features
Theatre jargon explained - from Hip Bath to Lamp TrampTheatre jargon explained - from Hip Bath to Lamp Tramp
Features
Theatre highlights of the week: Fatal Attraction, I Can't Sing! and Julie AthertonTheatre highlights of the week: Fatal Attraction, I Can't Sing! and Julie Atherton
Features
Meet the real life recipients of Charlie's Golden TicketMeet the real life recipients of Charlie's Golden Ticket
Features
Exclusive recording of Michael Xavier and Joanna Riding in The Pajama GameExclusive recording of Michael Xavier and Joanna Riding in The Pajama Game
Features
Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan to co-host Olivier AwardsGemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan to co-host Olivier Awards
Theatre News
A week in the life: The Bodyguard's FletchersA week in the life: The Bodyguard's Fletchers
Features
I Can't Sing! star Cynthia Erivo spills the beans on her audition for Simon CowellI Can't Sing! star Cynthia Erivo spills the beans on her audition for Simon Cowell
Interviews
Photos: Jennifer Saunders, Rod Stewart and Eliza Doolittle among guests at Once gala performance Photos: Jennifer Saunders, Rod Stewart and Eliza Doolittle among guests at Once gala performance
Photos
10 theatre stars who were separated at birth10 theatre stars who were separated at birth
Features
Arthur Darvill discusses Once, writing a musical and working with his Doctor Who colleaguesArthur Darvill discusses Once, writing a musical and working with his Doctor Who colleagues
Interviews
Theatre highlights of the week: Blithe Spirit, Two Into One and A Study in Scarlet Theatre highlights of the week: Blithe Spirit, Two Into One and A Study in Scarlet
Features
12 things that have happened since the premiere of We Will Rock You12 things that have happened since the premiere of We Will Rock You
Features
Post show Q&A with the cast of The Full Monty Post show Q&A with the cast of The Full Monty
Podcasts
A week in the life: War Horse actor Nick HartA week in the life: War Horse actor Nick Hart
Features
A few of my favourite things: Momo's Adebayo BolajiA few of my favourite things: Momo's Adebayo Bolaji
Features
Theatre highlights of the week: 10 - 16 March 2014Theatre highlights of the week: 10 - 16 March 2014
Features
The top 10 theatre acts we are looking foward to most at Latitude Festival this yearThe top 10 theatre acts we are looking foward to most at Latitude Festival this year
Features
Exclusive: First production photos of Wicked's new Wizard, Martyn EllisExclusive: First production photos of Wicked's new Wizard, Martyn Ellis
Theatre News
Dream casting: Wicked the MovieDream casting: Wicked the Movie
Features
A few of my favourite things: Stephen Ward's Charlotte BlackledgeA few of my favourite things: Stephen Ward's Charlotte Blackledge
Features
Harry Styles to play Fiyero in Wicked the movie?Harry Styles to play Fiyero in Wicked the movie?
Gossip
Andrei Konchalovsky brings Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters double bill to Wyndham'sAndrei Konchalovsky brings Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters double bill to Wyndham's
Theatre News
Poll: Is there room in the West End for new work?Poll: Is there room in the West End for new work?
Polls
Titanic rules the waves at the Off West End Theatre AwardsTitanic rules the waves at the Off West End Theatre Awards
Theatre News
War Horse gala performance and live broadcastWar Horse gala performance and live broadcast
Features
Our favourite theatre company/venue websitesOur favourite theatre company/venue websites
Features
New musical theatre chat show hosted by Elaine Paige coming to Sky ArtsNew musical theatre chat show hosted by Elaine Paige coming to Sky Arts
Theatre News
Jacqueline Wilson on the stage adaptation of her book Hetty FeatherJacqueline Wilson on the stage adaptation of her book Hetty Feather
Interviews
Ghost Stories creator Andy Nyman's top 5 scary theatre momentsGhost Stories creator Andy Nyman's top 5 scary theatre moments
Features
1st Night Photos: Kenny Doughty, Craig Gazey and cast celebrate at Full Monty opening1st Night Photos: Kenny Doughty, Craig Gazey and cast celebrate at Full Monty opening
Photos
Dreamgirls West End: Our dream castingDreamgirls West End: Our dream casting
Features
A few of my favourite things: Carrie Hope FletcherA few of my favourite things: Carrie Hope Fletcher
Features
Video highlights from the WhatsOnStage Awards Concert 2014Video highlights from the WhatsOnStage Awards Concert 2014
Features
16 great moments from the WhatsOnStage Awards Concert 201416 great moments from the WhatsOnStage Awards Concert 2014
Features
WhatsOnStage Awards 2014: The winners' twitter reactionsWhatsOnStage Awards 2014: The winners' twitter reactions
Features
Everything you need to follow the WhatsOnStage Awards Concert this weekendEverything you need to follow the WhatsOnStage Awards Concert this weekend
Awards
Rehearsal Pics: Natascha McElhone, Mark Bazeley and Kristin Davis prepare for Fatal AttractionRehearsal Pics: Natascha McElhone, Mark Bazeley and Kristin Davis prepare for Fatal Attraction
Photos
Luke Evans to star in You'll Never Walk Alone charity gala?Luke Evans to star in You'll Never Walk Alone charity gala?
Gossip
Where's Joey? 9 places everyone's favourite horse has been spottedWhere's Joey? 9 places everyone's favourite horse has been spotted
Features
Theatre jargon explained - from Deus ex machina to FunambulistTheatre jargon explained - from Deus ex machina to Funambulist
Features
Savannah Stevenson discusses Wicked, flying and walking along the SouthbankSavannah Stevenson discusses Wicked, flying and walking along the Southbank
Interviews
The cast of The Full Monty chat with WhatsOnStageThe cast of The Full Monty chat with WhatsOnStage
Interviews
A few of my favourite things: Zrinka CvitešićA few of my favourite things: Zrinka Cvitešić
Features
A week in the life: One Man Two Guvnors' Owain ArthurA week in the life: One Man Two Guvnors' Owain Arthur
Features
The 8 best moments from A Conversation with John TravoltaThe 8 best moments from A Conversation with John Travolta
Photos
My ultimate showtune playlist: Cynthia ErivoMy ultimate showtune playlist: Cynthia Erivo
Features
Rehearsal Pics: Francesca Annis and cast prepare for VersaillesRehearsal Pics: Francesca Annis and cast prepare for Versailles
Photos
A few of my favourite things: Billy Elliot's Redmand RanceA few of my favourite things: Billy Elliot's Redmand Rance
Features
What show should I see this weekend?What show should I see this weekend?
Features
How are theatres across the country commemorating the Great War?How are theatres across the country commemorating the Great War?
Features
Casting announced for Let it Be tour and It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman  Casting announced for Let it Be tour and It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman
Theatre News
The WhatsOnStage guide to a stagey Valentine's Day for singlesThe WhatsOnStage guide to a stagey Valentine's Day for singles
Features
Simon Callow brings Being Shakespeare back to the West End for three week runSimon Callow brings Being Shakespeare back to the West End for three week run
Theatre News
Our top 10 theatrical lovers Our top 10 theatrical lovers
Features

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