Ben M Rogers
Ben’s portfolio of designs includes an eclectic range of projects including musical theatre, contemporary circus, concerts, festivals and entertainment shows.
Recent projects include the Middle East and Australia tours of The Illusionists - Direct from Broadway, Quincy Jones - A Life in Song at the O2 Arena, Mamma Mia! In Cyprus and Murphy’s Celtic Legacy on tour in France and the USA. He is currently completing the lighting and visual design for a major new entertainment facility entitled Wavehouse, at the landmark Atlantis The Palm hotel in Dubai.
His theatrical designs include HAIR at the Vaults, London, Little Women and The Toy Boy Diaries at the Hope Mill Manchester and The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Arts Theatre, London. UK National tours include 20th Century Boy, Noise Ensemble, The Operababes, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Live!, RENT 20th Anniversary Concert and The Magnificent Musicals. Special event designs include DNA@60 at Hammersmith Apollo, West End Heroes at the Dominion, Twitter Star Live at the Lyric and Children of Eden at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
In Cyprus his design projects include Living Color Festival 2017 & 2018, The Opening Ceremony of the Small Nations Games, Live concerts from Hardwell, DJ Snake, Nicky Romero, Lord of the Dance, Eifmann Ballet, Jose Carreras, Armin Van Burren, Kremlin Ballet, Moscow City Ballet, MTV and 10 years of West End musicals for the Larnaca International Festival including The Wizard of Oz, Cats, Oliver!, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Evita, Chicago, Grease and Fame.
International projects include Cirque Du Soleil’s ZED in Tokyo - for which he delivered the original lighting and video programming and original video content. Other productions include RED at Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, Ninjago Live at Legoland Dubai, Duran Duran Live in Tokyo, Noise Ensemble (worldwide), Pam Ann (US National Tour), Las Vegas Fantasy (Taiwan), Red Hot Baroque (Russia, UK and USA). For Peter Schaufuss Ballet Company he designed new productions of The King, Nutcracker and Noddebo Prastegard.
Ben sat on the innovation awards panel for PLASA for 7 years, is a member of the International Live Music Conference and the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) and a contributor to several trade publications for both production features and critical comment.