Power, Ben

David Power has been Associate Director and dramaturg at the National Theatre since 2010. From 2006-2010, he was the Associate Director of the theatre group Headlong. He is best known for his adaptation of The Lehman Trilogy in 2017, with Sam Mendes directing at the Lyttleton stage. Power specializes in adaptation, having adapted The Hollow Crown, a number of Shakespeare’s history plays for TV (BBC), as well as Husbands and Sons from D.H. Lawrence for the National Theatre. He frequently works with director Rupert Goold. His best known play is A Tender Thing (RSC),  and he also created the experimental sound piece, The Hush, at the National.