Creative Associates

Becca Chadder

Becca is a writer & director who is interested in telling stories from overlooked & underrepresented perspectives. Currently a Playwright in Residence at The Watermill Theatre she was previously nominated for the Evening Standard Future Theatre Award.

Definitely Fine

Definitely Fine are a theatre company making bold, visually exciting work focusing on things we are taught to feel ashamed of. They are made up of Stella (Writer/Director), Freddie (Art Director), Emily (Producer).

Millie Gaston

Our Johnstone Creative Associate, Millie, is a writer and theatre maker from Leeds. Alongside creating her own work, Millie has previously worked with Northern Broadsides and has been supported by Leeds Playhouse and Harrogate Theatre.

Catja Hamilton

Catja is a Lighting Designer who works on new writing and productions which re-evaluate more familiar texts. She co-runs Airlock Theatre and is a Resident Designer at NDT Broadgate.

Phoebe Hyder

Our Wilson Creative Associate, Phoebe, is an actor, puppeteer, movement director, puppetry director and movement artist specialising in Mocap/Pcap and integrating access. 


maatin is a playwright, screenwriter, and dramaturg. His work has been selected for the Mono Box's PLAYSTART 2019, he was selected for the Hampstead Theatre's INSPIRE Programme 2020/21 and has worked with the Royal Court

Caitlin Mawhinney

Caitlin is a Set and Costume Designer and Model Maker from North Yorkshire. Her work has seen main stages and unconventional spaces across the country spanning theatre, film, immersive performance and installation.

Jo Walker

Jo is a theatre producer and production manager whose work explores marginalised identities and misrepresented narratives. She recently graduated from Producing Film and Television at the University of London and has produced at various fringe venues. 

Imy Wyatt Corner

Our Abbey Creative Associate, Imy, is a theatre director from London who trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
She has worked mostly with new writing and in 2021 directed her first audio drama.

Our Creative Associates programme offers 10 early-career theatre makers a creative base for the year. The programme is made up of five pillars: Learning, Assisting, Developing, Platforming and Mentoring. Artists on the scheme are offered paid assisting roles, mentoring, R&D opportunities and training. Applications for the programme are currently closed, and will reopen towards the end of the year.

Amma Afi Osei
Gabriella Bird
Layla Bradbeer
Krystal Campbell
Terri Donovan
Somebody Jones
Hannah Kumari
Chirag Lobo
Hana Pascal Keegan
Theresa Pine
Elliot Pritchard
Camila Robinson-Rodriguez
Darren Sinnot
Ali Taie
Khadifa Wong

Martin Docherty, Sinéad Cusack, Frankie Wilson, Michael Nardone, Trevor Laird in Stitchers. Photo by Robert Workman.