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The Unstoppable Rise of Ben Manager

Ben’s been gaining traction. But let’s just circle back, is anyone else not getting emails?

BEN WEAVER is in the city wearing his best suit, preparing for an interview eating a croissant, an almond croissant, when he witnesses a death.

BEN picks up deadman's lanyard which is left on the floor.

But as BEN puts the lanyard around his neck, he begins his transformation into the deadman - BEN MANAGER, and starts his unstoppable rise up the building, through the guts of the corporate world at MONOLITH INDUSTRIES.

Now he just needs to work out what the hell he's meant to be doing.

The Unstoppable Rise of Ben Manager is a dark satire about making an impact, hitting targets and doing your best to make a difference in the world of bullshit jobs.

This first solo show from Jack Parris (Brighton People's Theatre, Bunkum) is a wild, violent and absurd physical comedy with live-scored music and songs.

Step into our office, because It’s time to gain traction.

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Creative Team

Jack Parris  - Ben Manager (Performer/Writer/Composer)

Paulina Krzeczkowska - The CEO (Performer)

Mike Coxhead - Derp/ The COO/ Musician

Adam Boothroyd - Musician/ SFX

John McEverett - Lighting Design/Stage Design/Stage Manager

Ben New - Video Projection

Additional words - Michael Neal

With thanks to Dino Kazamia, Olivier Vandenhende, Jonny Aubrey Bentley, Izabela Zwierzynska.

COVID-19 Safety
We encourage patrons to wear a mask while moving around the building and when seated in the theatre.

Seating is not socially distanced. The theatre is ventilated before and after every performance with regular and thorough cleaning of touch points. Hand sanitiser and face masks are available onsite.

We regret that our theatre is up a flight of stairs with no wheelchair access available.