Ben Thornton

  • Ben Thornton
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Ben is now touring the UK until October in the acclaimed comedy thriller CRIMES IN EGYPT opening at the Stafford Gatehouse.

Pre Covid Ben was touring the UK in THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR from May - November. Prior to this he was performing in TREASURE ISLAND (Motherwell).

Other recent credits include the rehearsed reading of ONCE A COWARD at the Arts Theatre, London, UK Tour with the comedy percussion group JunNk and the Cbeebies hit stage show SARAH & DUCK (UK Tour).

Theatre credits include: Octonauts (No.1 Tour), Puppeteer in In The Night Garden Live (UK Tour), singer in High School Rocks (Tour), Nick Massi in Big Girls Don't Cry (UK & European Tour), Mike Love in Westcoast - The Sound of The Beach Boys (UK & European Tour), Fabian/Valentine in Twelfth Night (Open air Tour) and Tim in Lost and Found (Sheer Drop Theatre).

West End credits include: Gavroche in Les Miserables (Palace), Abraham in Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Savoy), Poor Baby in Whistle Down The Wind (Aldwych), Workhouse boy in Hey, Mr Producer! (Lyceum) and Naughty Boy in Oliver! (London Palladium).

Television includes: Eye Spy (Channel 4), Jimmy Bean in Pollyanna (Carlton), People Just Do Nothing (BBC3), various comedy sketches for The Armando Iannucchi Show (Channel 4), NCS Manhunt (BBC), London's Burning (LWT) and Haunted London (BBC).

Film work includes: Mike in American Burger (Little Big Productions), Tim in Amina (AOC Communications/African Film Tour UK), Young Quinn in Reign of Fire (Touchstone Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment).

Commercials include: Vodafone, Bet Victor, COI, NTL Internet Express, Disney Channel and the lead voice over for The Road Safety Hedgehogs.

In Pantomime Ben has played the comic Captain Crabstick in 'Dick Whittington' (Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury), Muddles in 'Snow White' (Corn Exchange, King's Lynn) & for 3 years Ben was the resident comic at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre in 'Sleeping Beauty' as Jangles the Jester, Wishee Washee in 'Aladdin' and Idle Jack in 'Dick Whittington. 2019 saw Ben play Dandini in 'Cinderella' at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield.

Pantomime 2021 Ben will return to the Sheffield Lyceum to play the comic Jangles in SLEEPING BEAUTY.