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Ben Elton

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Regional (US), 2004]
Director
 
[West End, 2003]
Director
 
[West End, 2002] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

Writing

Playwright
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Photos

Brian Justin Crum, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro with Director Ben Elton Photo

Brian Justin Crum, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro with Director Ben Elton

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09/23/2013
Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro with Director Ben Elton Photo

Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro with Director Ben Elton

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Date:
09/23/2013
Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro with Director Ben Elton Photo

Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro with Director Ben Elton

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Date:
09/23/2013
Robert De Niro with Director Ben Elton Photo

Robert De Niro with Director Ben Elton

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Date:
09/23/2013
Robert De Niro with Director Ben Elton Photo

Robert De Niro with Director Ben Elton

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Date:
09/23/2013

 

Stage

Productions

[Regional (US), 2004]
Director

[West End, 2003]
Director

[West End, 2002] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

Writing
Playwright
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Ben Elton Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - BBC Radio Olivier Audience Award Gold Star
Ben Elton, We Will Rock You
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - The Audience Award for Most Popular Show
Ben Elton, We Will Rock You
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best New Comedy Gold Star
Ben EltonPopcorn
 
Olivier Awards - 1991 - Best Comedy
Ben EltonGasping

Ben Elton News

BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU, New Wimbledon Theatre Photo BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU, New Wimbledon Theatre
by Imogen Usherwood - May 31, 2022

The Queen musical is not entirely at ease with being brought into the social media age, but is nonetheless an evening of riotous good fun that is sure to delight audience members with even the most limited knowledge of the band's work. Read our critic's review.

THE UPSTART CROW Will Return to the West End in September Photo THE UPSTART CROW Will Return to the West End in September
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

The Upstart Crow opened at the Gielgud Theatre in February 2020 to an array of glowing reviews and sold out performances. Then Covid hit and theatres were forced to close for the first lockdown. Now, one plague and an Olivier Award nomination later, this all-new comedy is back, starring David Mitchell.

BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU ON TOUR at Wiener Stadthalle Photo BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU ON TOUR at Wiener Stadthalle
by Martin Ganeider - Feb 24, 2022

Welcome back to GAGA-Land, WE WILL ROCK YOU by QUEEN, and BEN ELTON is back on tour with a new staging by Cornelius Baltus. WE WILL ROCK YOU went out to be a Hit after Opening Night back in 2002 at Londons Dominion Theatre.

BWW Preview: Austrian Productions to Look Forward in 2022 Photo BWW Preview: Austrian Productions to Look Forward in 2022
by Martin Ganeider - Jan 19, 2022

Heading into the 2022 theatre season, Austria has a wealth of productions that deserve your attention. In this feature, I break down some of the shows that I will definitely be getting tickets to see. From Saigon to Rydell High, a ton of shows to choose from, so go out there and get your tickets before they're gone!

Ben Elton Will Direct 20th Anniversary WE WILL ROCK YOU UK Tour Photo Ben Elton Will Direct 20th Anniversary WE WILL ROCK YOU UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2021

Queen and Ben Elton's smash hit musical 'We Will Rock You' is back for 2022 to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new tour in theatres across the UK, directed by Ben Elton.

Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens to Perform as Morecambe and Wise at Parr Hall Photo Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens to Perform as Morecambe and Wise at Parr Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2021

An Oliver Award nominated duo will be bringing Parr Hall sunshine next year when they turn back the clock to Morecambe and Wise‚Äôs glory days.¬†Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens will perform as ‚ÄėEric and Ern‚Äô in Warrington on Friday, 18 March, with a nostalgic show suitable for all the family.

BWW Review: BROKEN LAD, Arcola Theatre Photo BWW Review: BROKEN LAD, Arcola Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Oct 19, 2021

This new play raises interesting questions about father-son relationships in a world in which middle-aged men can struggle to find a role, but its lack of detail prevents its potential being realised fully

Ben Elton Joins Cast Of His Play In Wanneroo Photo Ben Elton Joins Cast Of His Play In Wanneroo
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021

Take a breath of fresh air ‚Äď Ben Elton's Gasp! is coming to Limelight Theatre.¬†¬†Directed by Phil Bedworth, it's a modern re-working of Elton's original 1990 play Gasping updated for an Australian audience.¬†

GASP! Comes to Limelight Theatre This Month Photo GASP! Comes to Limelight Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2021

Australian mining company Lockheart Industries is looking for the next big idea to make the company millions and starts producing ‚Äúdesigner air‚ÄĚ with its revolutionary Suck-and-Blow machine.¬†

West End Star Kerry Ellis Rescheduled Date Announced for Elgin Photo West End Star Kerry Ellis Rescheduled Date Announced for Elgin
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 12, 2021

Forte Productions is delighted to announce that musical theatre star and West-End leading lady Kerry Ellis will be performing live at Elgin Town Hall in September. This is the rescheduled date after the previous concert had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ben Elton Videos

VIDEO: Kerry Ellis, Ben Elton, Mig Ayesa and More Pay Tribute to Brian May With 'Driv VideoVIDEO: Kerry Ellis, Ben Elton, Mig Ayesa and More Pay Tribute to Brian May With 'Driven by You'
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2020

West End stars have come together to pay musical tribute to legend Brian May with a rendition of Driven by You!

WE WILL ROCK YOU North American Tour's Cast Announced; Tour Set To Launch September 3 VideoWE WILL ROCK YOU North American Tour's Cast Announced; Tour Set To Launch September 3
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 14, 2019

With the recent Oscar¬ģ-winning film, a?oeBohemian Rhapsody,a?? the music of Queen is more popular than ever. In 2002, many of those hits were compiled into a rock musical experience, WE WILL ROCK YOU, which will be hitting the road once again for a North American tour starting September 3 in Winnipeg, Canada.

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Grace McLean, Zoe Sarnak & Kacie Sheik Play Joe's Pub
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2013

A triple bill of songwriters came together on Novemebr 4 for one night only in a celebration of what's to come in musical theater- Grace McLean, Zoe Sarnak & Kacie Sheik. Performers included Rebecca Naomi Jones ( American Idiot, Murder Ballad), Allison Case (Hands on a Hardbody, Hair), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening), and many more. Check out highlights below!

BWW TV: Don't Stop Them Now: WE WILL ROCK YOU Tour Cast Meets the Press; Plus Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2013

Queen Theatrical Productions, Tribeca Theatrical Productions, Phil Mcintyre Entertainment and NETworks Presentations will launch the first North American tour of Queen and Ben Elton's We Will Rock You in Baltimore, MD, at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, in October 2013. The theatrical rock show, structured around 24 of Queen's biggest anthems, stars Brian Justin Crum as Galileo, Ruby Lewis as Scaramouche, Jacqueline Arnold as Killer Queen, P.J. Griffith as Kashoggi, Ryan Knowles as Pop, Erica Peck as Oz and Jared Zirilli as Britney. The company met the press yesterday, and gave a gritty, head-banging peformance of the title song - BroadwayWorld brings you coverage of hte meet and greet below!

STAGE TUBE: Willemijn Verkaik Performs 'The Years' from Scott Alan's HOME THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2013

In August, WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik starred in Scott Alan's concert performance of his new musical HOME at IndigO2 at the 02. The concert was the first time entire score from HOME THE MUSICAL had been revealed. Below, check out Verkaik perform the Overture and the opening song from the show!

STAGE TUBE: ROCK OF AGES' MiG Ayesa Sings 'Wanted Dead Or Alive' in Queens Concert
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2012

MiG Ayesa, 'Rock Star: INXS' finalist-turned-bona fide Broadway rock star, rocked New York City via his solo concert at Perlas International Cuisine in Woodside, Queens Saturday night, December 15. Below, check out a video of him singing Bon Jovi's 'Wanted Dead Or Alive'!

AUDIO: Kerry Ellis & Alfie Boe - Come What May Preview
by Robert Diamond - Dec 8, 2010

West-End star Kerry Ellis has been at work with tenor Alfie Boe on a track for his new album. A preview has just been released on YouTube...

STAGE TUBE: Kerry Ellis & Brian May Talk Upcoming Album 'Anthems'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2010

West End and Broadway star Kerry Ellis, who will next be seen as 'Nancy' in the Cameron Mackintosh production of 'Oliver' at the Royal Drury Lane, sits down for a studio chat with legendary musician Brian May to discuss her upcoming album 'Anthems' (produced by May) which is set for release in September.

BWW TV: 2010 Olivier Awards Highlights!
by Robert Diamond - Mar 22, 2010

Video highlights of the 2010 Olivier Awards!

STAGE TUBE: 2010 Olivier Awards Trailer
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 10, 2010

The 2010 Olivier Awards will take place on 21 March 2010 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, with Spring Awakening, Enron, Jerusalem and A Little Night Music among the standouts of the season with the most nominations. The Laurence Olivier Awards were established in 1976 as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, and Lord Olivier agreed to have his name associated with them in 1984. The Awards are run by The Society of London Theatre but are adjudicated by panels that are equally made up of members of the theatregoing public and experts chosen for their knowledge and professional experience. For more information and updates, visit www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/olivier_awards.


Ben Elton Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Ben Elton written?
Ben Elton has written 5 shows including Rowan Atkinson at the Atkinson (Playwright), The Beautiful Game (Lyricist), We Will Rock You (Bookwriter), Tonight's the Night (Bookwriter), Love Never Dies (Bookwriter).

What awards has Ben Elton been nominated for?
BBC Radio Olivier Audience Award (Olivier Awards) for We Will Rock You , The Audience Award for Most Popular Show (Olivier Awards) for We Will Rock You Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Popcorn and Best Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Gasping .

What awards has Ben Elton won?
BBC Radio Olivier Audience Award (Olivier Awards) for We Will Rock Youand Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Popcorn .