Ben Pettitt-Wade

Meet Ben...Artistic Director
029 2063 5627,
ben.pettitt-wade@hijinx.org.uk

Ben was born in London (within the sound of the Bow Bells), but grew up in Carmarthenshire (to the sound of cow bells). He trained in Drama at Liverpool John Moores University, before going onto work as an actor. After tragically breaking his ankle in rehearsals Ben was forced to get a “proper” job when he realised that the dole would not support his lavish lifestyle. He joined Spare Tyre Theatre Company in London as their Administrator with responsibility for coordinating inc.Theatre, a training course for learning disabled actors. It was here that Ben discovered a passion for working inclusively and specifically in drama with learning disabled performers. Since then he has amassed over 10 year’s experience in this field, in Cardiff with us, Spare Tyre in London and while on a sabbatical with Danza Mobile in Seville – with stints in-between as a chef in France and Greece, and as an English Teacher in Poland.

Latest News
Cardiff University School of Medicine named Business of the Year at Arts & Business Cymru Awards

Cardiff University School of Medicine has been named Admiral Business of the Year at the Arts & Business Cymru Awards for the innovative way it uses the arts to improve healthcare for people with learning disabilities.

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Hijinx at Cardiff Airport thanks to Arts & Business Cymru’s 100th Investment

An initiative that will see staff at Cardiff Airport being trained by actors with learning disabilities to help improve their communications skills is the 100th project to benefit from a funding injection by Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru’s CultureStep programme.  

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Welsh theatre charity success with pioneering learning disabilities project in Lesotho

Award-winning theatre company, Hijinx, took a group of learning disabled actors and staff to tour the landlocked country of Lesotho from 10-25 of February, with a performance project called Able to Act.  

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