Ned Bennett is a theatre director who trained at the Royal Court, the National Theatre and LAMDA. His style is grounded in vivid and explicit depictions of the human experience and creating dramatic imagery that provokes and resonates with the audience. His work extends to theatre in prisons and working with young people.
He won the UK Theatre Award for ‘Best Director’ for both Pomona and Yen (2015) and for ‘Best Play Revival’ for Equus (2019).
Praise for Equus:
***** "Ned Bennett here stakes another claim to being hailed one of the most exciting directors of his generation with this enthralling, imaginative take on a modern classic. It grips like a thriller and is shot through with piercingly accurate human insight and mordant humour... this is haunting, engrossing theatre. Troubling, rich and riveting, it's a must-see" Whatstonstage
***** "Bennett's deft revival" The Telegraph
***** "Everything about the creative vision works" Broadway World
***** "Magnificent.... an intoxicating event that drips with physicality and theatricality" Evening Standard
**** "exhilarating... this production confirms that Bennett is a director to watch" The Guardian
**** "Bennett's boldly stripped-back, theatrically intense and focused production.... Frequently dazzling, acutely truthful" London Theatre
Praise for Pomona; ***** Whatsonstage **** The Observer **** The Times **** Evening Standard **** Time Out **** Indpendent **** Financial Times
Praise for Yen; ***** Guardian **** Independent **** The Stage
Praise for An Octoroon; **** Guardian **** The Observer **** The Times **** Time Out **** Independent **** The Stage
Praise for Buggy Baby; ***** WhatsOnStage **** Guardian **** The Stage