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Ben Goulding

Artistic Director

With an MFA (Master in Fine Arts) in Theatre Practice: Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter under his belt Ben is a keen actor/director and has a huge passion for supporting the provision of arts in the local community. 


Ben’s main passion is Shakespeare and Early Modern Theatre and he has worked as an actor on shows at The Globe Theatre and in Stratford-Upon Avon. Anthos strives to bring theatre to its local community and Ben works tirelessly to create Shakespeare that is accessible and engaging for a modern audience. He has worked professionally in a number of capacities actor/ director/ facilitator and stage-manager. His work has taken him across England including working as a performer for the Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies.


Ben's first project working with Anthos was directing our first Shakespeare production Twelfth Night which toured Whiltshire, Cornwall and Devon. This fun-filled project was the launch of a whole new venture for Anthos Arts and created a collaboration between Anthos and the University of Exeter Drama Department. Since then Ben has forged multiple new links for the company including work with Magic Carpet, Exeter Library and the University of Exeter Department of Medical History. 



Since taking over as Artistic Director Ben has worked to launch projects involving Shakespeare in Schools with the support of the University of Exeter. He is also a trained facilitator ​and is involved with all the Youth Projects.   

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