Ben Norris

Ben Norris is a poet, playwright and actor. He is a two-time national poetry slam champion and has appeared everywhere from Latitude Festival to the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. His debut solo show, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family, won the 2015 IdeasTap Underbelly Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before touring the UK and Australia, and his first short film, commissioned by Channel 4, was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award. He has also written commissions for BBC Radio 4, Southbank Centre, IdeasTap, and Ditch the Label, among others, and was recently writer in residence at Theatr Clwyd. He is currently developing a new show about elite sport, The Distance, and has a pamphlet of poems forthcoming from Verve Poetry Press. Ben is currently poet in residence for Nottinghamshire Libraries, and he plays Ben Archer in The Archers.