Ben Briscoe

Ben Briscoe BA(Hons) LNATD - Vice-Principal & Creative Director

An accomplished Director, Musical Director, Choreographer, Producer and Examiner. Ben has worked extensively in both theatre and television.

As the Academy’s Vice-Principal & Creative Director, Ben is responsible for overseeing the artistic and strategic development of the Academy. 

Ben joined the Academy in 2005, teaching the only three Musical Theatre, Drama and Singing Classes at the school. This has now increased to more than 34 classes a week with the majority of students now taking classes in these disciplines.

Ben is responsible for directing all of the Academy’s productions, which over the last five years has included performances in the West End and at The O2. Ben has also overseen the setup and development of the Glenlyn Academy Management Agency.

As an Examiner for LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), Ben travels across the country assessing students in Acting and Musical Theatre. Ben is also a member of the LAMDA Performance Syllabus Review Board and the LAMDA Acting Diploma Review and Assessment Board.

Ben graduated from Lancaster University – the country’s leading Theatre Studies institution – with an Honours degree in Contemporary Theatre Studies in 2005. He is also a qualified dance teacher having gained the Licentiate Qualification (Distinction) in both Jazz and Tap.

Television credits include:
Good Morning Britain (ITV) - Launch Producer, Senior Producer & Programme Editor
Daybreak (ITV1) – Senior Producer
GMTV (ITV1) – Producer, Director
The Baby Breakfast Club (ITV2) – Producer, Director

Theatre credits include:
iCON: Glenlyn Academy Showcase (Bob Hope Theatre, 2017) - Director & Musical Director
Spring Awakening (Bob Hope Theatre, 2017) - Director & Producer
Time after Time: Glenlyn Academy Showcase (Bob Hope Theatre, 2016) - Director & Musical Director
Ghost The Musical (Bob Hope Theatre, 2016) - Director & Producer
Kingdom: Glenlyn Academy Showcase (Bob Hope Theatre, 2015) - Director & Musical Director
A Chorus Line (Bob Hope Theatre, 2014) - Director
Fame: The Musical (Bob Hope Theatre, 2013) – Director & Musical Director
13: The Musical (Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls, 2013) – Director & Musical Director
Curtain Call: The Academy Showcase (Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls, 2013) – Director & Musical Director
Bad Girls: The Musical (Bob Hope Theatre, 2012) – Director & Musical Director
Momento (Fairfield Halls, 2012) – Director & Musical Director
Singin’ in the Rain (Fairfield Halls, 2011) – Director
Mamma Mia (Broadway Theatre, 2011) – Director & Musical Director
Footloose (Churchill Theatre Bromley, 2010) – Director
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Broadway Theatre, 2010) – Director & Musical Director
Little Shop of Horrors (Bob Hope Theatre, 2009) – Director
We Will Rock You (Broadway Theatre, 2009) – Director & Musical Director
Grease (Broadway Theatre, 2008) – Director & Musical Director
Aladdin (Broadway Theatre, 2007) – Director & Musical Director
Beauty & the Beast (Broadway Theatre, 2006) – Director & Musical Director
The Picture of Dorian Grey (Nuffield Theatre, 2005) – Director, Creator & ‘Basil Hallward
24 Frames per second (Nuffield Theatre, 2002) – Director, Creator & Ensemble