Ben Freeth

Ben Freeth has immersed himself in theatre since his graduation from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA). His previous Showbiz credits include: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! and Wicked.

His other theatre credits include: The Mikado, Mrs McGinty and the Bizarre Plant, Romeo and Juliet, Mary Poppins, Cops and Robbers, Legally Blonde the Musical, The Ugly Duckling, Chicago, Titus Andronicus (Court Theatre); Once on Chunuk Bair (Imagine Charitable Trust); RAPunzel, Botfarm 2014 (New Zealand Playhouse).

In stage management, his credits include: Sweet Charity; Ragtime (NASDA); Crash Bash (The Court Theatre with the Christchurch City Council); Songs for a New World (So Keen Productions) Early Early Late Show and served as Assistant Stage Manager on Hudson & Halls Live! (The Court Theatre).

In 2018, Ben and a number of his incredibly talented colleagues founded the Christchurch-based theatre company, Blackboard Theatre Collective.


Showbiz Productions:

  • 2012: Ensemble - Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story
  • 2015: Ensemble - The Phantom of the Opera
  • 2016: Sky - Mamma Mia!
  • 2018: Ensemble - Wicked
  • 2018: M. Thenardier - Les Misérables