Dominic Hingorani

Dr Dominic Hingorani

Interim Head of Music, Writing & Performance

Professor of Performing Arts, Head of Department (Interim): Music Writing & Performance, Programme Leader: MFA/MA Acting & MFA/MA Theatre Directing

Department of Music, Writing & Performance , School of Arts and Creative Industries

Dominic is Professor of Performing Arts and also Co-Artistic Director of Brolly Productions CIC: A global majority led cross arts company creating new roles in the repertoire for under represented artists. 

Dominic is a fellow of the HEA.

Areas Of Interest

  • Theatre and Performance
  • Representation, inclusion and access in the Arts and Heritage
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Dominic is an academic, playwright, director and producer. He is currently a Reader in Theatre and Performance and Postgraduate Research Leader at the University of East London. His research is practice based and focuses on art form innovation and the development of diverse artists and audiences for the arts to address the historic and current lack of inclusion, representation and access.

His work contests the position of minority or marginalised practice within the mainstream with a special reference to British Asian Theatre and he has published widely on this topic including a monograph (2010) British Asian Theatre – Dramaturgy, Process and Performance with Palgrave and is co-convenor of TAPRA's Asian Performance and Diaspora group. Dominic originally trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and worked professionally in theatre, film, television and radio for over ten years.

Dominic is currently co-artistic director of  Brolly Productions, a BME led performance company that creates and curates original projects across art forms for new and diverse audiences; many of whom are first time arts attenders.

External roles

  • Link tutor: Italia Conti


Dr Hingorani's research practice  contests the position of marginal voices within the mainstream and aims to develop innovative cross arts performance work for new  and diverse audiences; especially among those who may not have attended an arts event before.


  • (2020-2022) The Stopping Place - A  large scale participatory all female identifying choral work based on Roma music and cultural heritage created and produced by Brolly in partnership with the London Borough of Newham, Newham Music Education Hub supported by Arts Council England.
  • (2019) The Powder Monkey - A national tour of a new opera work created by Brolly Productions CIC in collaboration with internationally acclaimed composer Errollyn Wallen MBE in partnership with Opera North, The National Maritime Museum & Chatham Historic Dockyard supported by Arts Council England.
  • (2017) her - A national tour of a new play for diverse teenage audiences created and produced by Brolly Productions in a co-production with Half Moon Theatre supported by Cockayne - The London Community Foundation and Arts Council England in association with War Child.
  • (2017) 'Performing Difference - Diversity, Representation and the Nation' in Breed & Prentki (Eds.) Performance and Civic Engagement. Palgrave pp. 41 – 69.
  • The chapter examines the innovative methodology of the new opera work Clocks 1888: the greener created by Brolly Productions which places often marginalised Black and Asian characters centre stage of the opera and disrupts the borders of the form by drawing on the Asian, music hall and musical theatre traditions in a bid to decolonise the form.
  • (2014 - 2016) Opera - Clocks 1888: the greener A national tour of a new opera created by Brolly Productions CIC in partnership with the Hackney Empire & CAST Doncaster in association with British, Hackney and Doncaster Museums.


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MA Acting

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