Benjamin Cox

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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016 - 2018Keys 1
Musician
Les Miserables
Trevor Nunn
Cameron Mackintosh
Queen's Theatre
2016 - 2017Musical Director
Music Direction
Don Giovanni
Sarah Helsby-Hughes
Heritage Opera
2016Keys 2
Musician
Show Boat
Daniel Evans
Sheffield Theatres
New London Theatre
2016Musical Director
Music Direction
Doris stokes
Christian Durham
Aria Entertainment
Tristan Bates Theatre
2016Musical Supervisor
Music Direction
I Am Thomas
Paul Hunter
Told By An Idiot
UK tour
2015 - 2016Musical Director
Music Direction

Sarah Helsby-Hughes
Heritage Opera
UK tour
2015Musical Director
Music Direction
Five Children & It
Michael Howcroft
Aria Entertainment
Tristan Bates Theatre
2014 - 2015Musical Director / Pianist
Music Direction
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Bill Buckhurst
Tooting Arts Club
Harringtons Pie Shop, Shaftesbury Avenue
2015Musical Director / Pianist
Music Direction
The Marriage of Figaro
Sarah Helsby-Hughes
Heritage Opera
Doxford Hall, Northumberland
2014Musical Director / Pianist
Music Direction
Tosca
Sarah Helsby-Hughes
Heritage Opera
North-West UK Tour
2014Musical Director / Pianist
Music Direction
The Barber of Seville
Sarah Helsby-Hughes
Heritage Opera
North-West UK Tour
2014Musical Director / Composer / Pianist
Music Direction
Fabulous Creatures
Dominic Burdess
The Ruby Dolls
Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2013Musical Director / Pianist
Music Direction
Rubies in the Smoke
Dominic Burdess
The Ruby Dolls
St James Theatre
2012Assistant Musical Director
Live Performance
Merrie England
Alex Sutton
Finborough Theatre
Finborough Theatre
2012Musical Director / Pianist
Music Direction
La Boheme
Sarah Helsby-Hughes
Heritage Opera
North-West UK Tour
2012Repetiteur
Live Performance
Cox and BoxNew London Opera Group
The Riverhead Theatre, Louth
2011 - 2012Musical Director / Pianist
Live Performance
Rubies in the Attic
Laura Casey
The Ruby Dolls
Riverside Studios
2011 - 2012Musical Director
Live Performance
These Things Happen
Matthew Eberhardt
The Courtyard Theatre
The Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton
2011Assistant Musical Director
Live Performance
Assassins
Louise Shephard
Birmingham School of Acting
The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
2011Assistant Musical Director
Live Performance
Korczak
Nick Stimson
Youth Music Theatre UK
The Rose Theatre, Kingston
2011Musical Director
Live Performance
A Little Patch of Ground
John Davey
Questors Theatre
The Playhouse, Ealing
2011Musical Director
Live Performance
Too Fast
Dominique Gerrard
Questors Theatre
The Playhouse, Ealing
2010Musical Director
Live Performance
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Nick Moorhead and Zyg Staniaszek
Questors Theatre
The Playhouse, Ealing
  • About me

    BENJAMIN COX

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    Ben is a Musical Director and Composer based in London. He read music at St. Catharine’s College Cambridge, where he was Organ Scholar. Here he helped to found the first collegiate choir for girls in the UK, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Specialising in composition, he became a Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist when his string quartet ‘In Memoriam’ gained first prize from the Imperial War Museum in 2009. Previous commissions include a set of canticles premiered in St. Paul's Cathedral, a musical-cabaret for the Edinburgh Festival and an opera about St. Catharine of Alexandria.

    Ben was Musical Supervisor for Tooting Arts Club’s New York transfer of ‘Sweeney Todd’ after a sell-out run in London's West End; the production set in a pie and mash shop won 'Best Musical' at the Off West-End Awards and gave Ben a Drama Desk nomination. In 2017 he was the Genesis Sixteen conducting scholar, during which he made his conducting debut at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and on BBC Radio 3, having studied under Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan.

    Within the UK opera scene Ben has MD'd tours of ‘La Bohème’, ‘Tosca’, ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, ‘Madame Butterfly’, ‘Don Giovanni’ and 'Cosi Fan Tutte' among others. He now works with choirs around London and regularly with actors at LAMDA. Ben has previously taught at Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Arts Ed, Birmingham School of Acting, Oxford School of Drama, and Millennium School of Performing Arts. He is a tutor for the Oxford and Cambridge Singing School and has led workshops at the Urdang Academy and Guildford School of Acting.

    Other theatre credits include: 'Les Miserables' (West End & UK Tour), 'Show Boat' (West End), 'Broken Wings' (West End & Middle East Tour), 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' (West End), ‘I Am Thomas’ (Told By An Idiot UK Tour), 'Trial By Laughter' (Simon Friend Entertainment UK Tour), 'Hansel & Gretel', 'Our Town' and 'Korczak'

    (Rose Theatre, Kingston), ‘Assassins’ (Crescent Theatre, Birmingham), 'Cyrano de Bergerac' and 'Hello Again' (LAMDA), 'Me And My Girl' (Arabesque School of Performing Arts), 'Rubies in the Attic' (Riverside Studios, Jermyn St. Theatre, Soho Theatre & Edinburgh Festival), 'Five Children & It' (Aria Entertainment)

    Further opera credits include: 'Svadba' and 'Lamento Della Ninfa' (Trinity Conservatoire), 'The Barber of Seville' and 'The Pirates of Penzance' (Heritage Opera),

    'Hin und Zurück' (Sheffield Music Festival), 'Suor Angelica' and 'Pagliacci' (Aix-en-Provence), ‘Merrie England’ (Finborough Theatre), 'Cox and Box' (New London Opera),

    'Acis and Galatea' (Cambridge University).

  • Skills

    Musical Skills
    • Cello
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Piano
    Musical Style
    • A capella
    • Avant-garde
    • Barbershop
    • Baroque
    • Cabaret
    • Carol
    • Chamber
    • Chamber jazz
    • Classic rock
    • Classical
    • Close harmony
    • Concerto
    • Cool jazz
    • Folk
    • Improv
    • Jazz
    • Pop
    • World
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    ISDN Line
    • No
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Primary Instrument
    • Piano
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Interested in
    • Composing/Arranging
    • Education / Therapy
    • Film
    • Live Performance
    • Music Direction
    • Music Journalism
    • Music Library
    • Music Video
    • Opera
    • Orchestra
    • Publicity
    • Session Musician
    • Songwriter
    • Teacher
    • Tour (International)
    • Tour (UK)