Ben Norris is a poet, playwright and actor from Nottingham. He is a two-time national poetry slam champion, performing his work widely, from Latitude Festival to the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall as well as across BBC Radio, and has published two pamphlets of poetry. As a theatre-maker, 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. Ben is currently under commission from BBC Films and BBC Drama for his second short film, and has two plays in development. Other commissions include work for BBC Radio 4 and the Southbank Centre. He is a former writer-in-residence at Theatr Clwyd and Nottinghamshire Libraries, and has just completed his tenure as a Creative Associate at Nottingham Playhouse. He wrote and originated the role of The Poet in The Choir of Man. He also plays Ben Archer in The Archers.