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Roy Alexander Weise


Roy Alexander Weise trained at Rose Bruford College and the Royal Court as Trainee Director.


For the National Theatre: The Hot Wing King, ‘Master Harold’… and the boys, Nine Night (also West End) and Dead Don’t Floss (New Views Festival)

Other theatre includes: Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC; untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play (also Manchester International Festival and the Young Vic), The Mountaintop and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Royal Exchange, Manchester; The Living Newspaper: Edition 2 and Primetime at the Royal Court; The Trick at the Bush and on UK tour (Black British Theatre Award nomination); The Dark for Fuel, Ovalhouse and on UK tour; Br’er Cotton at Theatre503; Heretic Voices at the Arcola; The Ugly One at Park Theatre; The Mountaintop at the Young Vic (JMK Award); and Stone Face at Finborough


The Trick – Black British Theatre Award nomination

The Mountaintop – JMK Award


Roy Alexander Weise was Associate Artist at The Red Room and at Harts Theatre Company. He became the BBC Theatre Fellow at the Bush and Lyric, Hammersmith in 2014, and Associate Director at the Donmar Warehouse in 2019. Between 2019 and 2023, Roy Alexander Weise was Joint Artistic Director and CEO of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and was awarded an MBE in 2020.


(Published July 2024)