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Ben Langley

Ben Langley is a quirky and cute act who never ceases to delight audiences whenever he performs; his on-stage persona crackles with energy making him a firm favourite for audiences young and old.

‘Ben’s energy is unbounded, the audience warm to him immediately which is a good thing as they inevitably become part of the show. He’s a loveable human dynamo.’
John Thomson

‘Funny, different and quite mad. You’ll love him’
Paul Zerdin, (Americas Got Talent Winner 2015)

‘What a great act. Cabaret, pantomime or support: whatever you stick him in he always comes out a winner.’
Joe Pasquale

Biography

An established pantomime comic, Ben has appeared in sixteen, this year he celebrates his seventeenth by returning to the Norwich Theatre Royal taking the role of Silly Billy in Jack and The Beanstalk.

He’s worked extensively in theatre as both an actor and performer with credits too many to mention that include being cast in Franco Zefirelli’s Il Pagliacci at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

Ben owes much of his performance ability to eighteen years of street performing on the tough cobblestones of Covent Garden.

He performed for two summers in the world famous Cromer Seaside 'Summer Season' Special.

He was the support act for Joe Pasquale and top ventriloquist Paul Zerdin for two years.

Ben wrote, performed and directed the critically acclaimed 'Ha Ha...!' shows which over the years starred Joe Pasquale, Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball

The Diary

Jack & the Beanstalk
Norwich Theatre Royal
Tuesday 13th December 2016 - Sunday 15th January 2017

The Ben Langley Show
Tencreek Holiday Park LOOE
Wednesday 26th October 2016

The Ben Langley Show
St Ives Bay Holiday Park CORNWALL
Sunday 28th August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Penstowe Holiday Park BUDE
Thursday 25th August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Beverley Parks PAIGNTON
Wednesday 24th August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Brean Leisure Park SOMERSET
Tuesday 23rd August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Tencreek Holiday Park LOOE
Monday 22nd August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Sandaway Beach Holiday Park ILFRACOMBE
Saturday 20th August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Perran View Holiday Village CORNWALL
Friday 19th August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Killigarth Manor Holiday Centre CORNWALL
Thursday 18th August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
St Ives Bay Holiday Park CORNWALL
Sunday 14th August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Seaview Holiday Village LOOE
Wednesday 10th August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Twitchen Holiday Park WOOLACOMBE
Tuesday 9th August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Village WOOLACOMBE
Monday 8th August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Golden Coast Sporting Villas WOOLACOMBE
Sunday 7th August 2016

The Ben Langley Show
St Ives Bay Holiday Park CORNWALL
Sunday 31st July 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Easewell Farm Holiday Village WOOLACOMBE

Saturday 30st July 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Tencreek Holiday Park LOOE
Friday 29th July 2016

The Ben Langley Show
St Ives Bay Holiday Park CORNWALL
Sunday 17th July 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Tencreek Holiday Park LOOE
Friday 15th July 2016

The Ben Langley Show
St Ives Bay Holiday Park CORNWALL
Sunday 3rd July 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Seaview Holiday Village LOOE
Saturday 2rd July 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Village WOOLACOMBE
Tuesday 28th June 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Twitchen Holiday Park WOOLACOMBE
Monday 27th June 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Golden Coast Sporting Villas WOOLACOMBE
Sunday 26th June 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Pontins Sand Bay Holiday Village SOMERSET
Friday 24th June 2016

The Ben Langley Show
St Ives Bay Holiday Park CORNWALL
Sunday 19th June 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Summerfield’s Holiday village GREAT YARMOUTH
Friday 17th June

The Ben Langley Show
St Ives Bay Holiday Park CORNWALL
Sunday 5th June 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Seaview Holiday Village LOOE
Saturday 4th June 2016

The Ben Langley Show
California Cliffs (cabaret room) NORFOLK
Wednesday 1st June 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Kessingland Beach Holiday Park SUFFOLK
Tuesday 31th May 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Breydon Water Holiday Park NORFOLK
Monday 30th May 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Heacham Beach Holiday Park NORFOLK
Sunday 29th May 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Twitchen Holiday Park WOOLACOMBE
Wednesday 25th May 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Village WOOLACOMBE
Tuesday 24th May 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Golden Coast Sporting Villas WOOLACOMBE
Monday 23rd May 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Seaview Holiday Village LOOE
Saturday 21st May 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Nodes Point Holiday Park ISLE OF WIGHT
Friday 20th May 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Landguard Holiday Park ISLE OF WIGHT
Thursday 19th May 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Lower Hyde Holiday Village ISLE OF WIGHT
Wednesday 18th May 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Thorness Bay Holiday Park ISLE OF WIGHT
Tuesday 17th May 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Kultur Festival, Hilchenbach-Lützel GERMANY
Friday 14th - Sunday 16th May 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Thomson Gold CYPRUS
Friday 8th April 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Twitchen Holiday Park WOOLACOMBE
Monday 4th April 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Golden Coast Sporting Villas WOOLACOMBE
Sunday 3th April 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Naze Holiday Park CLACTON
Monday 28th March 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Valley Farm Holiday Park CLACTON
Sunday 27th March 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Kessingland Beach Holiday Park SUFFOLK
Sunday 14th February 2016

The Ben Langley Show
Warner Bembridge Coast Hotel ISLE-OF-WIGHT
Friday 5th February 2016

After last years box office smash Peter Pan, Ben returns to The Theatre Royal to play Muddles alongside Richard Gauntlett in Snow White.
Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich, Norfolk
December 15th 2015 - January 17th 2016

Ben is happy to announce a new writing commitment which starts immediately.
Reamba Pantomimes have commissioned two ‎shows from him:
Cinderella (2015-16) and Beauty and The Beast (Easter 2016)

Ben proudly returns to Britain’s most famous seaside variety show to premier his all new comedy straight jacket escape routine while suspended upside-down above the audience.

The Cromer Pavilion Theatre, Cromer, Norfolk
June 20th – September 20th 2015

The Isle of Wight's 'Old Gagger's Festival' will be Ben's alfresco performance space fresh from the German mountains.
Old Gaffer's Festival
May 30th - 31st

Ben returns with his street act to The Kultur Pur Festival in Seigen Germany. This is his fifth visit to the festival in the woods.

Seigen, Germany
May 23rd – 25th 2015

Back to Covent Garden for the February half term for performances on the West Piazza and North Hall spaces.

Covent Garden, London
February 15th – 22nd 2015

Ben will be playing the role of Starkey in Peter Pan this christmas.
Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich, Norfolk

December 18th 2014 – January 18th 2015.

Ben’s fifth play ‘Ha Ha Hood!’ Prince of Leaves has been on tour since August 19th. It stars Su Pollard, Andy Pickering and Cannon and Ball. After sixty-eight one-nighters the last show will be at The Buxton Opera House on November 17th.
Ben has just appeared in an episode of ‘The Detectorists’ which was written by, directed by and starred Mackenzie Crook.

Transmission date 30th October. Available on BBC iplayer.

The Press

The man who ignites the show is physical comedian Ben Langley. It’s hard to believe a man could generate such hilarity by pulling a rubber glove over his head and inflating it to beach-ball proportions. But it’s not so much what he does as the way he does it. Honed by 18 years of street performance in Covent Garden, Langley has that rare edge of barely contained anarchy that creates laughter from tension.

Well, Ben Langley has been street entertaining in Covent Garden for the last 17 years now, and it’s taught him some priceless lessons in working an audience and making his humour interactive. You simply can’t buy something like that. And Ben hasn’t wasted the skills he has learned. When he wasn’t street entertaining he was appearing in panto – and when it wasn’t panto season he started to put pen to paper and write his own comedy scripts.

Topping the bill, busking king and actor Ben Langley is cute, clever and quirky as ever. His big-booted funny walk, ukulele balancing act and dustbin routine are a scream.

Ben Langley is the ideal panto comic, one of the best I’ve ever seen, and how the audience loved him. A terrific performer.

Ben Langley crackles with energy as he lights up the stage, utterly loveable, zany and talented he weaves a silver thread of magic, making audience contact immediately.”

Ben Langley knows how to work a crowd – no matter how small it is – thanks to years of practice drumming up interest on the streets around Covent Garden.

Ben Langley is a well known panto star and has been a Covent Garden street performer for 17 years. He is the writer, director and driving force of the Ha Ha Boys and apart from producing some witty scripts he also has that ability to make audiences laugh as soon as he walks on stage – something Tommy Cooper had and, closer to home, Alan Briscoe of Dandy.

Multimedia

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Contact

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