Ben earned a Diploma in Music Theatre Performance at the London College of Music (LCM) within the University of West London. He first engaged with musical theatre through amateur productions around Staffordshire and Cheshire. His regular appearances in lead roles in such performances, including in The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Elf The Musical, Sweeney Todd, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rent and Evita led to him winning several prizes in the Northwest of England, including Staffordshire’s Young Singer of the Year in 2018, awarded by Entrust Music, and a NODA Award by the National Operatic Dramatic Association.