Christopher Heimann

Christopher Heimann is the Founder and Artistic Director of theatre company The Imaginary Body, and Head of Improvisation at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).


Rose Heiney

Rose Heiney is a screenwriter, novelist and playwright. Her stage plays include Original Death Rabbit (Jermyn Street Theatre, London, 2019) and Elephants (Hampstead Theatre, 2014).

She has developed original comedy projects for television with Objective Productions and the BBC, as well as writing on shows such as Miranda and Fresh Meat.

She has written regularly for radio. Her first radio play Home Alone transmitted in spring 2013 starring Daisy Haggard. An earlier version of Original Death Rabbit was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016 starring Jessie Cave.

Her first novel, The Days of Judy B, was published in 2008 and was nominated for The Times/South Bank Show Breakthrough Award.

Rose Heiney
Original Death Rabbit

Frode Helland

Frode Helland is Professor of Scandinavian Literature and Director of the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is the author of Ibsen in Practice: Relational Readings of Performance, Cultural Encounters and Power (2015) and, with Julie Holledge, A Global Doll’s House (2016), Ibsen Between Cultures (2016) and Ibsen on Theatre (2018).

He is the co-founder, with Julie Holledge, of IbsenStage (, the international database for Ibsen performance.

Ibsen on Theatre

Sarah Henley

Sarah Henley originally trained in law and then as a performer at the London School of Musical Theatre. She was Writer's Assistant to Jeffrey Lane (Tony Award-winner) on the West End production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and was listed on the BBC New Talent Hotlist in 2017. Her play for Delirium Theatre, From Where I'm Standing, received five-star reviews and The Stage's 'Must See' badge in Edinburgh.

Writing credits include Getting Out, Getting Away, After the Turn, Cinderella, From Where I'm Standing, Streets (Offie nomination for Best New Musical and Most Promising Playwright), Another Way (Offie nomination for Best New Musical), and Muted (Offie nomination for Best New Musical).

She co-wrote Burkas and Bacon Butties with Shamia Chalabi (VAULT Festival, London, 2018), later developed as a new play, Habibti Driver (Octagon Theatre, Bolton, 2022).

Plays from VAULT 3
Burkas and Bacon Butties
Habibti Driver

Tatty Hennessy

Tatty Hennessy is a writer and theatre director. Her writing for the stage includes: Something Awful (VAULT Festival, London, 2020); A Hundred Words for Snow (finalist in the inaugural Heretic Voices competition; Arcola Theatre, London, 2018); All That Lives and The Snow Queen.

Short plays include Copycat and Distant Early Warning.

Tatty Hennessy
Heretic Voices
A Hundred Words for Snow
A Hundred Words for Snow
Distant Early Warning
Plays from VAULT 5
Something Awful

Kate Hennig

Kate Hennig is a Canadian playwright, actor, teacher, and director. She is the author of The Queenmaker Trilogy, about the lives of Tudor queens: The Last Wife (Stratford Festival, Ontario, 2015); The Virgin Trial (Stratford Festival, 2017; winner of the 2017 Carol Bolt Award for Best New Play, shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama); and Mother's Daughter (Stratford Festival, 2019).

She has translated and adapted Cyrano de Bergerac and Oscar Wilde's stories for children, Wilde Tales. She is Associate Artistic Director at the Shaw Festival and lives in Stratford, Ontario.

Kate Hennig
The Last Wife
Mother's Daughter
The Virgin Trial

Ruthie Henshall

Ruthie Henshall is a leading star of musical theatre who has played lead roles in many hit musicals including Chicago, Oliver!, The Woman in White, Cats, and Les Misérables.

Ruthie Henshall
So You Want To Be In Musicals?

Josh Hepple

Josh Hepple is a writer, activist, lecturer and disability equality trainer who has severe cerebral palsy. His play Animal, written in collaboration with Jon Bradfield, was shortlisted for the 2020 Papatango New Writing Prize and won the 2021 Hope Mill Prize. It was staged in 2023 in a co-production between Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, and Park Theatre, London.