Roisin McCay-Hines MA Drama Directing Student

Roisin McCay-Hines

MA Drama Directing Student


Roisin is a Cornish director, predominantly working with new writing and adaptations.  Her productions strike a balance between delicacy and dynamism, and often centralise stories that are rooted in the place they belong to.  She is keen to engage regional artists and audiences through her work.  Roisin is a first-class alumna of the University of Exeter, where she read English literature and Drama and has additionally trained with the JMK, Young Vic and Exeter Northcott Theatre.

Recent directing credits include No One Will Tell Me How to Start a Revolution (Wardrobe Theatre), GAMBIT (Exeter Northcott), Adrift (Hall for Cornwall, R&D), Mrs Buscome’s Brown Betty (Kneehigh).  Recent credits as associate/assistant director include Further Than the Furthest Thing (Minack Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Malcolm X Centre), Off Your Chest (Salisbury Playhouse),    The Triumphant Sea (Royal Shakespeare Company, Playmaking Festival) and Marthusow ha Mysteris (Hall for Cornwall/O-Region).

As a playwright, Roisin has trained with Cavas Theatre and on the Bill’s Attic Residency (Wildworks Theatre), as well as running her own new writing company, Write On, through which she has presented work at the G7 summit.  In 2020 Roisin was shortlisted for BBC New Creatives with her radio drama Cross the Tamar: The Path Less Trodden, and she debuted her play GAMBIT in 2021 through the Exeter Northcott Theatre.  As a producer she has developed and delivered work for the Salisbury International Arts Festival, Falmouth International Arts Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Tresorys Kernow project and Poltimore Festival, where she co-founded the Shakespeare in Bloom initiative.  Roisin is a trustee for the Youth Arts and Health Trust.

Roisin has recently been awarded the Shakespeare at Tobacco Factory Fund 2023, which she is using to support her upcoming production of Life Before You at the Alma Theatre.

The culture at BOVTS is encouraging, respectful, welcoming and empowering; the environment and buildings are beautiful and I found Bristol to be one of the most wonderful cities in which to spend summer! Lindy Yeates, Foundation Course Student