Ben Weaver-Hincks

Producer, writer and creative consultant

About

I am a producer, creative consultant, researcher, and writer, working across theatre, digital media and the arts. I am interested in making work fit for the future – particularly with regards to sustainability, the application of emergent technology, and championing diverse or unheard stories. Most importantly, I want to help tell stories that inspire change.

My current work includes several projects in production and development for screen, audio and stage. Besides these, I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Masterclass Youth Board, and a postgraduate research student at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Digital

I have recently produced several podcast series, including the current releases Migreatives and Humans Being with Joseph Dweck. I am a consultant for Future Heist, and was associate producer for the debut series of The Resilience Sessions. In 2020, I produced The Exchange, an innovative web series for young people. The project features interviews with leading activists, influencers and experts on subjects including consent, unconscious bias, period stigma and ethical fashion.

Theatre

My producing projects for the stage have included the Fringe First-winning new play Subject Mater (Edinburgh Fringe and Old Red Lion), the five-star musical comedy The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes (Edinburgh Fringe and Above The Stag), the world premiere of Bruises by Nadia Cavelle (Tabard Theatre), and the F. Scott Fitzgerald-inspired Beautiful Damned (Leicester Square Theatre). I am currently an executive producer for The Three Inch Fools touring Shakespeare troupe and an associate producer for Woven Voices theatre company.

From 2013 to 2018, I worked at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, latterly as Production Executive for the theatre’s in-house production company, general managing productions and development projects. During this time, I worked on shows including the West End premiere of Venus in Fur starring Natalie Dormer, Frozen starring Suranne Jones, the RSC co-production of Queen Anne, the revival of The Libertine, and the West End transfer of The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper.

Research and Writing

I am currently conducting research into depictions of environmental crisis in British theatre as part of an MRes programme at Goldsmiths, University of London. I previously studied English Literature at Durham University, graduating with a First Class degree. My dissertation on the eco-poetics of Ted Hughes and Alice Oswald sparked my interest in creative engagements with the environment, a core strand of my work today. I have previously studied with the Faber Academy, and my words have appeared in over a dozen publications including The London MagazineThe Scholar, and the Guardian. I write the fortnightly newsletter creative.purpose, featuring opportunities, events and recommendations at the intersection of creativity, sustainability and social change