Ben Atkinson

Musical Director

Ben Atkinson

Ben studied music at Cambridge University, graduating in 2011, where he was the senior organ scholar at Sidney Sussex College. Ben is the current music supervisor on Hairspray (UK tour).

He was MD and provided original dance arrangements for Strictly Ballroom’s UK premiere (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Toronto/Piccadilly Theatre, London). Prior to that, he was MD on Chicago (UK tour) for David Ian Productions; Oliver! (Curve, Leicester) and the previous tour of Hairspray (UK), a show he re-orchestrated.

Other musical theatre credits include (Leicester Curve unless stated): Oklahoma! (UK tour - MD), The Sound of Music (MD/orchestrator), Hairspray (MD/orchestrator), Chicago (MD/orchestrator), Hello, Dolly! (MD), Piaf (MD/orchestrator), Oliver! (MD), Rent (MD), Annie (MD/orchestrator), Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (MD/orchestrator), The King and I (UK tour - assistant MD) and Hitchhiking Across America (Arts Educational Schools London - MD/orchestrator).