HighTide Associate Artists Announcement

HighTide Associate Artists Announcement

Posted on February 10th, 2017

We are thrilled to welcome 5 new Associate Artists to the HighTide Team. Our Associate Artists, alongside HighTide Associate Director Andrew Twyman, will work with our next batch of First Commissions writers on developing 6 new plays over the course of the next 18 months. We are very excited to be working with these talented directors and look forward to seeing how the plays develop with their guidance. Read more about our Associate Artists below.

Rosy Banham 

Directing includes: The Pier(Marlowe Studio/Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse); Mush and Me(Bush Theatre/JW3/Edinburgh Fringe/Adelaide Fringe); England Street,If You’re Glad I’ll Be Frank(Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse);Invisible Mice (Miniaturists, Arcola),Edges(Edinburgh Fringe); Charity Begins at Home(Waterloo East). 

Assistant Directing includes:The Miser(West End),Don Quixote(RSC),Lampedusa(Soho/HighTide/Liverpool Unity), Things We Do For Love (Theatre Royal Bath/UK Tour); Bracken Moor (Tricycle); NSFW, The Witness (Royal Court);A Kind of Alaska, Krapp’s Last Tape, Coasting (Bristol Old Vic);Dick Whittington(Oxford Playhouse); The Comedy of Errors(Tobacco Factory).

Tinuke Craig 

Tinuke Craig trained as a director at LAMDA. Directing includes:I Call My Brothers at the Gate Theatre; Red Sky at Nightfor Pentabus / Latitude Festival; dirty butterflyat the Young Vic; Market Boyand Busters at Mountview Academy; Waiting for Lefty at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

As an assistant/associate director her work includes wonder.land at the National Theatre, Hamlet and All’s Well that Ends Wellat the RSC; and The Changelingat the Young Vic.

Tinuke was the Gate Theatre’s Associate Director from 2015-2016. In 2014 she was the winner of the Genesis Future Director Award. She is also a selector for the National Student Drama Festival, an associate of the National Youth Theatre, and an Education Associate Practitioner at the RSC.

Ng Choon Ping  

Credits include Tamburlaine (Arcola), Crocodiles (Royal Exchange), Macbeth (Central School), Golden Child (New Diorama), Collision and Carla’s Puppet (National Theatre New Views), Snap (Young Vic 5 by 5).  Assistant directing includes Chimerica (Almeida and West End), Nut (National Theatre), Bakersfield Mists (West End), and Cyprus Avenue (Royal Court).  He was the inaugural recipient of the Royal Exchange Hodgkiss Award for Young Directors.


Eleanor Rhode 


Eleanor trained at Mountview and the National Theatre Studio and is a former Staff Director at the National Theatre. In 2009 she co-founded Snapdragon Productions to bring neglected and unknown works to new audiences.

In 2016 Eleanor’s critically acclaimed production of  Toast by Richard Bean toured the UK and transferred to 59E59 in New York to open the Brits off Broadway season, where it received Critics’ Choice from Ben Brantley in the New York Times. The show was nominated for Best Touring Production at the 2016 UK Theatre Awards. Eleanor’s other productions for Snapdragon include the world premiere of  Teddy by Tristan Bernays and Dougal Irvine (Southwark Playhouse), which won Best New Musical at the 2016 Off West End Awards.

Other recent productions include Frankenstein (Watermill Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall), Terrorism(Bush Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Watford Palace Theatre), When We Were Women (Orange Tree Theatre), Toast and Thark  (both Park Theatre), Generous, The Drawer Boy, and A Life (all Finborough Theatre).

Her international work includes the world premiere of the musical For All That for Centerstage Theater, Seattle.

Eleanor will direct the world premiere of Boudica by Tristan Bernays for the Globe Theatre in 2017.

Roy Alexander Weise  


Roy Alexander Weise is the 19th annual winner of the James Menzies-Kitchin Award and directed his critically acclaimed, sell-out production of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall at the Young Vic. Other directing credits include Primetime for the Royal Court and Stone Face by Eve Leigh at the Finborough Theatre.

Current and forthcoming productions include Zero For the Young Dudes by Alistair McDowall for Young & Talented/National Theatre Connections/Soho Theatre and The Ugly One by Marius von Mayenburg at the Park Theatre in association with Buckland Theatre Company.
Roy was also Trainee Director at the Royal Court Theatre and BBC Theatre Fellow at the Bush and Lyric theatres. He is an Associate Director at Harts Theatre Company and lead acting tutor at Young & Talented.