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About Ben

Ben Wiles is a theatre musician based in Bristol.  He has extensive experience as a musical director, composer/arranger, vocal coach and pianist.

As a musical director, he has worked shows ranging from Don Giovanni and The Threepenny Opera to City of Angels and Les Misèrables.  He has musically directed Christmas pantomimes for Paul Holman Associates for the last four years, MDing the last two productions at their flagship Derby Live venue. He has recently MD'd national tours of The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore and The Mikado for Illyria Theatre, and The Wizard Of Oz for Enchanted Entertainment.

Ben has also developed a strong profile in education, having been a musical director and vocal coach for Bird College, Birmingham School of Acting, Middlesex University and Bedfordshire Youth Opera.

As a composer and lyricist, he has collaborated on several shows, including Giddy Goat The Musical  (C Theatre, Edinburgh) and Amsterdam  (Vauxhall Tavern), as well as various operas for children. He has produced vocal arrangements and orchestrations for musicals (Heaven Sent, New Wimbledon Theatre) and international concert tours (Toccata music).

He holds a BA(Hons) in Performing Arts from Middlesex University and an MA in Musical Theatre Writing from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

 © Ben Wiles 2009-2013