★ ★ ★ ★  'Alex Howarth's production is light and tight'- Natasha Tripney, The Stage, on We Live By the Sea, touring

Alex is an award winning theatre director

and writer based in London.

He was the assistant director on La Traviata at the

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in January 2020. 

He conceived, directed and co-wrote We Live By the Sea 

which opened the Brits Off Broadway season at 59E59

Theatres in New York where it was Critic's Pick and Top

Theatre of the Year in the New York Times. It was

nominated for a Fringe First and Off West End Awards

for Best Production and Best Ensemble, ran at the

SoHo Playhouse Off-Broadway, and won Best Theatre,

Critics Choice, and Peace Foundation Awards and was in

the Top 5 Shows To See in The Guardian during two

seasons at Adelaide Festival.

He adapted and directed the World Stage Premiere of

What's Eating Gilbert Grape, working alongside the film's                               

writer; Oscar nominee Peter Hedges, and directed the

European Premieres of hit Broadway musicals  '[title of show]' and The Memory Show.                                                                                     

 

He leads research and development periods for new writing and recently directed a redevelopment workshop of original play A Partnership which will  embark on a national tour in 2022. He regularly directs at drama schools including Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview, University of Chichester Conservatoire and University of Cumbria, and has worked across the world in venues including 59E59 Theatres New York, The Arts Theatre West End, Royal Croquet Club Australia, TNT Theatre Beijing, The Royal Opera House, and The Finborough. He is the Artistic Director of Patch of Blue, who create devised theatre pieces with live music for festivals and touring. He has worked extensively in theatre with people with disabilities, having created performances with deafblind adults for the charity Sense. 

He strives to create ensemble-led theatre that is playful, fresh and moving.

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts - PG (Dip) Theatre Directing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 In rehearsals for Lord of the Flies at University of Cumbria © Jez Colclough

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Fiddler on the Roof- University of Chichester Conservatoire © Alex Musgraves
Fiddler on the Roof- University of Chichester Conservatoire © Alex Musgraves
Fiddler on the Roof- University of Chichester Conservatoire © Alex Musgraves
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee- National Tour
Lord of the Flies- University of Cumbria-  © Jez Colclough
Lord of the Flies- University of Cumbria-  © Jez Colclough
Lord of the Flies- University of Cumbria-  © Jez Colclough
When We Ran- Pleasance- © scarab pictures
When We Ran- Pleasance- © scarab pictures
When We Ran- Pleasance- © scarab pictures
Annie- Barn Theatre
Annie- Barn Theatre
Annie- Barn Theatre
Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical- Upstairs at the Gatehouse and Underbelly © scarab pictu
Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical- Upstairs at the Gatehouse & Underbelly © scarab picture
Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical- Upstairs at the Gatehouse & Underbelly © scarab picture
Chemistry- Finborough Theatre- © scarab pictures
Chemistry- Finborough Theatre- © scarab pictures
Chemistry- Finborough Theatre- © scarab pictures
Cassie and the Lights- Vault and Adelaide Festivals- © scarab pictures
Cassie and the Lights- Vault and Adelaide Festivals- © scarab pictures
Cassie and the Lights- Vault and Adelaide Festivals- © scarab pictures
The Wind in the Willows - Epstein Theatre- Liverpool Theatre School
The Wind in the Willows - Epstein Theatre- Liverpool Theatre School
Misterman- New Wimbledon Theatre & Brockley Jack © scarab pictures
Misterman- New Wimbledon Theatre & Brockley Jack
We Live By the Sea- 59E59 Theaters New York & touring © Kate Pardey
We Live By the Sea- 59E59 Theaters New York & touring © Alex Howarth
We Live By the Sea- 59E59 Theaters New York & touring © Alex Howarth
We Live By the Sea- 59E59 Theaters New York & touring © Alex Howarth
We Live By the Sea- 59E59 Theaters New York & touring © Alex Howarth
Loserville- Liverpool Theatre School © Barry Mills
Beans on Toast- Theatre 503 & touring- © Jack McGuire
Beans on Toast- Theatre 503 & touring- © Jack McGuire
Spring Awakening- Duke St Theatre © scarab pictures
Spring Awakening- Duke St Theatre © scarab pictures
Spring Awakening- Duke St Theatre © scarab pictures
The Memory Show- European Premiere- Drayton Arms © scarab pictures
The Memory Show- European Premiere- Drayton Arms © scarab pictures
The Memory Show- European Premiere- Drayton Arms © scarab pictures
What's Eating Gilbert Grape- World Stage Premiere- Mountview
What's Eating Gilbert Grape- World Stage Premiere- Mountview
What's Eating Gilbert Grape- World Stage Premiere- Mountview
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee- Liverpool Theatre School © Barry Mills

“I produced Misterman and needed a director that could bring something

new and original to the creative process. Alex did just that and so much

more. Not only was I proud to put my name to the production,

I am hugely excited to collaborate with Alex again in the future.”

David Ball- Producer, David Ball Productions

“Alex Howarth is a fantastically gifted director who creates work with imagination and flair, whilst running a disciplined, creative and fun rehearsal process.”

Dr. Jez Colclough- Programme Leader B.A. (Hons.) Acting- The University of Cumbria

"Alex has a commitment to creating inclusive, accessible and refreshing work, with a focus on empowering artists from minority groups to influence and

lead his work, so that the results are truly authentic."

Flo O'Mahoney- Artistic Director, Zoo Co

"Alex was an extremely supportive and inventive assistant on Orpheus in the Underworld. He contributed much to the final result and was extremely adept at problem solving, had a real and perceptive grasp of the concept and the style, and was thoroughly supportive, tireless, and fun to work with all the way through."

Jeff Clarke- Artistic Director -Opera Della Luna

"Alex is an inspiring, encouraging and supportive director. He has great ideas for what works onstage and is a pleasure to work with."

Ruth Redman- Actress

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“a tight, imaginative

staging, creating an

expansive world out of

very little"

—  The New York Times