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
Follow Hansel’s breadcrumbs to the Wales Millennium Centre!

This Christmas join Hijinx’s community theatre group, Odyssey, as they follow Hansel and Gedeon on their adventure through the Grimms’ Wood.

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Screen industry embrace recommendations for newstandards for casting neurodivergent actors as Hijinx targets Oscar by 2030

Seven new guidelines on the casting of actors with learning and developmental disabilities for film and TV in productions worldwide have been proposed and backed by senior screen industry representatives and politicians in Wales today.

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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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