Ben is best known as “Mr Bloom” from CBeebies RTS award winning series, Mr Bloom’s Nursery – which he also created and wrote for. He has written numerous shows for theatre and is now working on new children’s television ideas.
For acting, presenting, and appearance enquiries, please visit www.benfaulks.co.uk.
2015 Mr Bloom – Munchkin / BBC Major UK Stage Tour Script commissioned 2013 The Signing Detective – Cbeebies Script commissioned 2012 Mr Blooms Nursery Series 3 – CBeebies Re-commissioned for 22 x 22 minute shows. Wrote 10 Episodes. Mr Bloom – Get Set Grow – CBeebies Stage tour (writer) 2011 Mr Blooms Nursery Series 2 – Cbeebies Re-commissioned for 26 x 20 minute shows. Wrote 5 Episodes Royal Television Society Award for Best Children’s Programme, Mr Blooms Nursery 2010 Mr Blooms Nursery – Television After successfully pitching his idea to the BBC (based on his show ‘The Vegetable Nannies’), Mr Blooms Nursery is commissioned for CBeebies as a 26 x 20 minute live action show for audiences of 2 – 6 years. Wrote 6 episodes. 2009 The Trolls Kitchen –Lakesalive/Plunge Bloom A highly interactive outdoor performance where public are invited to help cook a meal for a hungry local Troll. 2008 The Endurance – Royal Exchange Manchester A one man show written with Al Seed. A darkly comic story of Polar Explorers and seasoned vaudeville entertainers. The Trampoline Orchestra – Nuffield Theatre and Arches Theatre A fictional orchestra put on a pseudo recital of songs from across the ages that use Musical trampolines. 2007 Come Forth People of the City, Under the Cover of Night – Manchester International Festival and Pandemonium Wrote (with Jonathan McGrath) this site specific performance at Manchester Town Hall. A promenading performance that included sit down dining, choral song and dance inspired by local history. 2006 Plunge Boom Set up Plunge Boom, a small-scale outdoor theatre company as a vehicle to develop shows that were driven by on audience interaction. Wrote and toured The Vegetable Nannies, the Microscopic Animal Enthusiasts & the Siamese Scientists. BBC RAW (Reading and Writing Programme) BBC project aimed at encouraging parents to read more to their children. Wrote 2 short stories ‘The Dream Genie’ and a contemporary version of ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’ as puppet shows 2004 Johnothan Pram – Royal Exchange Theatre One man show, Cassettessac (the next chapter in Johnothan Prams life) Jury Prize Winner at the Arena Festival, Germany 2005 Johnothan Pram – Manchester greenroom In On/Off, Johnothan Pram finds himself struggling to continue a modern day existence in a world where the power has been switched off. 2003 Johnothan Pram – Manchester greenroom One-man show following the tragic-comic life of Johnothan Pram