The Unstoppable Rise of Ben Manager

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  • The Rosemary Branch


  • Theatre/Arts and Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £10.00 - £12.00
  • Islington
  • 16+
  • Fri, 26th Apr 2024 @ 19:00 - 20:00
  • 19:00 - 20:00

BEN WEAVER is in the city wearing his best suit, preparing for an interview eating a croissant, an almond croissant, when he witnesses a death.

BEN picks up deadman's lanyard which is left on the floor.

But as BEN puts the lanyard around his neck, he begins his transformation into the deadman - BEN MANAGER, and starts his unstoppable rise up the building, through the guts of the corporate world at MONOLITH INDUSTRIES.

Now he just needs to work out what the hell he's meant to be doing.

The Unstoppable Rise of Ben Manager is a dark satire about making an impact, hitting targets and doing your best to make a difference in the world of bullshit jobs.

This first solo show from Jack Parris Brighton People's Theatre, Bunkum is a wild, violent and absurd physical comedy with live-scored music and songs.

Step into our office, because It’s time to gain traction.

Please support the development of this and future work by becoming a patron for a few pounds -

Creative Team

Jack Parris  - Ben Manager Performer/Writer/Composer

Paulina Krzeczkowska - The CEO Performer

Mike Coxhead - Derp/ The COO/ Musician

Adam Boothroyd - Musician/ SFX

John McEverett - Lighting Design/Stage Design/Stage Manager

Ben New - Video Projection

Additional words - Michael Neal

With thanks to Dino Kazamia, Olivier Vandenhende, Jonny Aubrey Bentley, Izabela Zwierzynska.


COVID-19 Safety

We encourage patrons to wear a mask while moving around the building and when seated in the theatre. 

Seating is not socially distanced. The theatre is ventilated before and after every performance with regular and thorough cleaning of touch points. Hand sanitiser and face masks are available onsite.


We regret that our theatre is up a flight of stairs with no wheelchair access available.

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Content warning: Audience Interaction , Strong Language, Loud Noises, References to Suicide/Self Harm, Depictions and references to Violence




Ticket Event time Cost
Standard Ticket

Unallocated seating

19:00 - 20:00 £12.00
Concession Ticket

Unallocated seating

19:00 - 20:00 £10.00



2, Shepperton Road, N1 3DT



Nearest Station

Hoxton (Rail)


Rosemary Branch Theatre
A beautiful, characterful, historic, local pub on the border of Islington and Hackney. Just set back from the Regent’s Canal, we have delicious food, a wide range of thoughtful drinking options and an award-winning theatre and function room upstairs. Our theatre hosts all types of performance and community experiences - theatre, comedy, live music, improv, puppetry, family shows, drag, cabaret, podcasts, burlesque and workshops.


The Rosemary Branch

The Rosemary Branch does a bit of everything in a cosy atmosphere. After work drinks, catch up with friends, Sunday lunch with the family are all popular activities at The Rosemary Branch.


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