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Ben Yeoh’s third play has recently won Arts Council backing and his latest play, ON THE EVE OF THE COLLAPSE, has been commissioned for a reading at Soho Theatre by Talawa. He initially trained as a behavioural neuroscientist at Cambridge, before studying play writing and dramaturgy at Harvard. He has participated in various new writing programmes an d workshops (Royal Court, Soho, Paines Plough, Talawa, BBC radio); his first play, LEMON LOVE, premiered at the Finborough Theatre and his second LOST IN PERU was at Camden People’s Theatre.

“tiny diamonds that glow in the dark” The Stage on Lemon Love
“pushing the boundaries of form and style” Lyn Gardner, Guardian, on Lost in Peru
Lost in Peru is edgy, provocative, and timely theatre” Time Out

Commissioned by Talawa for On the Eve of the Collapse to be read in October, Soho Theatre
Wins Arts Council funding for Yellow Men
Reading of Confessions in ROAR festival, Chelsea Theatre
Royal Court writers programme led by Jane Bodie
Talawa writing group

Staged Reading of Yellow Men, Soho Theatre, dir Ben Payne
Reading of Yellow Men, RADA, dir Natalie Abrahami
Inventor of Fireworks, airs BBC radio 3 with David Yip
BBC radio writers programme led by Nandita Ghose
Workshop with Rufus Norris

Lost in Peru, Camden People’s Theatre, dir Sarah Levinsky
Letters & Nights of Love & War, Theatre & Beyond, dir Maria Pattinson
Paines Plough workshop led by Mark Ravenhill
Asst. Director to John Tiffany on Mark Ravenhill’s The Cut

Statements, Pleasance, reading, dir Amanda Hill
Day in Life, Gate Theatre, reading, dir Tassos Stevens
Bus Dreaming Through Suburbia, Soho Theatre, reading, dir Yael Shavit

Lemon Love, Finborough Theatre, by Elizabeth Freestone
Soho Young Writers programme led by Lisa Goldman

  • About me

    I'm a playwright and investment analyst. I have a broad range of interests: food, gardening, innovation & intellectual property, sustainability, architecture & design, writing and the arts. I sit on the board of Talawa Theatre Company and advise a CIS investment trust on socially responsible investments.

  • Recent Work

    Recent plays include, for theatre: Nakamitsu, Yellow Gentlemen, Lost in Peru, Lemon Love. For radio: Places in Between (R4), Patent Breaking Life Saving (WS).

  • Nakamitsu

  • Yellow Gentlemen