About Alex

Alex is a director based in London originally from the South West. He is a Junior Associate of the King’s Head Theatre and Artistic Director of City of Light Theatre, a company with roots planted firmly in the South West’s fertile soil. Alex is a Festival Director at the Exeter Fringe Festival. He is also one half of All That Productions who produce All That Scratch with The Other Palace.

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Previous Credits as Director include:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  (Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple); Cinderella  (Brackley & Banbury) ; Henry: A Killer New Musical  Workshop  (The Albany, Deptford); Michael Morpurgo’s Out of the Ashes (The Bike Shed Theatre & South West Tour); Jack and the Beanstalk  (South West Tour).

As Associate Director:

Bang Bang!  (Exeter Northcott Theatre & UK Tour); Monmouth: The Westcountry Rebellion  (Marine Theatre and South West Tour).

As Resident Director

Club Tropicana  (UK Tour).

As Assistant Director:

Beauty and the Beast  (Exeter Northcott Theatre); Hot Flushes The Musical  (UK Tour), Buttons: A Cinderella Story; High Ridin’ by James Hogan; For Reasons That Remain Unclear by Mart Crowley  (King’s Head Theatre); The Monstrum  (Marine Theatre & The Egg at Bath Theatre Royal).

As Producer

All That Scratch  (The Other Palace); Cracking  (South West Tour Clarke Andrews’ The Tempest  (South West Tour); Hot Flushes The Musical  (UK Tour).

As Assistant Producer:

La Traviata  (King’s Head Theatre); Playmill New Writing Festival 2018  (King’s Head Theatre), The Monstrum  (Marine Theatre & The Egg at Bath Theatre Royal). 

 

I have a strong interest in musical theatre and pantomime, their ability to entertain audiences of all ages and prompt a cataclysm of emotions fascinates me. I’m also interested in new work and plays that strike the magical balance between entertainment and message, changing hearts, minds and holding up a mirror to ourselves.

Recent Projects

Here’s some projects I’ve been working on in the last few months.

Snow White at the Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple

This Christmas I worked for new pantomime company Prime Pantomimes - a collaboration between Immersion Theatre and Sellador.

Henry: A Killer New Musical (Director)

On 14th June 2018 we presented the first public showing of Henry: A Killer New Musical. The production featured music and lyrics by Lawrence Michalowski and Michelle Hutchings with a book by Paul Alexander. This musical about Henry Holmes, America’s first...