About Ben Harrison
Ben is Co-Artistic Director of Scottish theatre company Grid Iron. He also works all over the world as a freelance director.
Recent work includes South Bend and The Brunch Club for Grid Iron, Let’s Inherit The Earth for Dogstar and A Game of Death and Chance for The National Trust for Scotland.
New in 2019
The Brunch Club, an update and re-contextualising of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club, presented with a company of recent drama graduates from across Scotland. Grid Iron in co-production with the Scottish Drama Training Network and Pleasance Futures.
A Game of Death and Chance, Ben’s second commission from the National Trust for Scotland, staged in Gladstone’s Land on the Lawnmarket in Edinburgh. A provocative look at the history of seventeenth century Scotland, with it’s plague, witches, war, colonial speculation and drift towards Union…
Strange Tales, adapted from the bewitching stories of Pu Songling, co-directed and adapted with Pauline Lockhart. A Grid Iron/ Traverse Theatre Company co-production for Christmas.