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
Multi-award winning show ‘Meet Fred’ returns to Cardiff

A rare chance to see Hijinx’s five star ‘Meet Fred’ in the UK, 26 - 28 Sept 2019.

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Hijinx film celebrates 100 years of Learning Disability Nursing

A FILM celebrating 100 Years of Learning Disability Nursing (LDN) has been launched at an event at the University of South Wales (USW).

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Jon runs the London Marathon for Odyssey

Congrautlations Jon!

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