★ ★ ★ ★★ 'It is thought-provoking and devastating as well as particularly beautiful.
This is the best production I have seen all year.'- UK Theatre Web on Chemistry, Finborough Theatre
Directing Fiddler on the Roof at University of Chichester Conservatoire, © Andrew Worsfield
The Laramie Project
by the Tectonic Theatre Project
Streaming from 19th February
Cast: University of Chester Graduating Students
Producer: University of Chester & Pamela Barnes
Alex will direct the acclaimed verbatim play for the
University of Chester's graduating acting students. The piece will be rehearsed entirely online, and performed by two casts as a blend of live streaming and recorded video filmed and edited by the actors themselves in isolation during the UK national lockdown.
by Dylan Coburn Gray
Streaming from 29th February
Cast: University of Cumbria Second Year Students
Producer: University of Cumbria and Jez Colclough
Alex is delighted to be returning to University of Cumbria to direct a filmed production of the 2017 Verity Bargate Award winning play, recently seen at the Soho Theatre. The production will be rehearsed entirely online, and filmed by the actors themselves in isolation during the UK national lockdown.
by Rory Thomas-Howes
Workshop and online sharing
Producer: Paper Mug
Alex is directing a redevelopment workshop of this acclaimed two-hander about internalised homophobia in the LGBTQI+ community. A sharing of the redeveloped production will be streamed online at the end of the process before a UK tour in Autumn.
A Partnership R&D © Rory Thomas-Howes
Fiddler on the Roof
The Connaught Theatre, Worthing
Cast: University of Chichester Graduating Students
Producer: University of Chichester & Andrew Wright
Alex is delighted to be directing a new production of the classic Tony award winning musical with the University of Chichester Musical Theatre Performance Company.
Fiddler on the Roof © Alex Musgraves
A Brief List of Everyone Who Died
Rehearsed reading, Finborough Theatre
Available online 24th May-21st June
Writer: Jacob Marx Rice
Producer: Patch of Blue and the Finborough Theatre
Alex is directing the World Premiere rehearsed reading of Jacob Marx Rice's play about all the deaths that make up a life, featuring Gemma Barnett- winner of Best Female Performance in a Play at the 2020 Off West End Awards. Alex is delighted to be working with Jacob again after directing his award winning Chemistry at the Finborough in 2019, which is currently in pre-production for a movie with Anonymous Content.
The piece has been nominated for a prestigious OnComm Award- the section of the Off West End Awards dedicated to online work.It is sadly no longer available online, but a stage production of the play is planned for 2022.
Image © Emma Bond
Central School of Speech and Drama
Alex is directing Shakespeare's seminal history play with second year students at Central School of Speech and Drama. Drawing influences from 80s banking in the run up to the savings and loan crisis, the piece will draw stylistically on American Psycho, and the money and power obsessed worlds of big business.
Writer: Dawn Bush, after Charlotte Bronte
Alex is directing to be directing a new adaptation of
Charlotte Bronte's acclaimed novel this summer. The production will tour open air and indoor venues including Peterborough Cathedral.
He is delighted to working with Dot again after
directing their production of School for Husbands.
SATURDAY 10th JULY, 6pm, Osterley Park & House, Isleworth
SUNDAY 11TH JULY, 6PM, The Manor, Hemingford Grey
SATURDAY 17th JULY, 7pm, Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud
SUNDAY 18th JULY, 5:30pm, Gooderstone Water Gardens, King's Lynn
FRIDAY 23rd JULY, 7:30pm, Sunnyside, Great Eversden
SUNDAY 25th JULY, 6pm, Greyfriars House & Gardens, Worcester
WEDNESDAY 28th JULY, 7:30pm, High Acre, West Mersea
THURSDAY 29th JULY, 7:30pm, High Acre, West Mersea
FRIDAY 30th JULY, 7:30pm, The Place, Bedford
SATURDAY 31st JULY, 6pm, Myddelton House Gardens, Enfield
SUNDAY 1st AUGUST, 4pm, Stoneleigh Abbey, Kenilworth
WEDNESDAY 4th AUGUST, Wells Maltings, Wells Next-the-Sea
THURSDAY 5th AUGUST, 7:30pm, The Museum of Power, Maldon
SATURDAY 14th AUGUST, 7:30pm, Brockholds Manor, Ware
SUNDAY 15th AUGUST, 5pm, Hoveton Hall, Norwich
THURSDAY 19th AUGUST, 7:30pm, Grange Barn, Coggeshal
FRIDAY 20th AUGUST, 7pm, Peterborough Cathedral
SUNDAY 22nd AUGUST, 5pm, The Arches Theatre, Clifton Reynes
THURSDAY 26th AUGUST, 7pm, Brighton Open Air Theatre
FRIDAY 27th AUGUST, 7:30pm, Little Ponton Hall, Nr Grantham
SATURDAY 28th AUGUST, 7pm, Goodnestone Park Gardens, Wingham
SUNDAY 29th AUGUST,The Oaksmere, Brome
THURSDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER, Swindon Arts Centre
FRIDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER, John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
SATURDAY 4th SEPTEMBER, 7:30pm, Empire Theatre, Halstead
SUNDAY 5th SEPTEMBER, 8pm, Brentwood Theatre
FRIDAY 10th 7:30pm SEPTEMBER, Georgian Theatre Royal, Nth Yorkshire
SATURDAY 11th SEPTEMBER, 7:30pm, Headgate Theatre, Colchester
Jane Eyre at Gooderstone Water Gardens © Paul Easton
Cast: Alex Brain, Emily McGlynn, Michaela Murphy
Musicians: Phoebe Coco and Imogen Mason
Can kids be parents? When Cassie’s mother leaves in the night, the
teen wants to care for her younger sisters on her own. But is Cassie
the right person to be "Mum" now, or should she let their foster parents
adopt her sisters and create a new family?
Based on real-life events and interviews with children in care,
Cassie and the Lights examines our ideas of what makes a family, and
celebrates the incredible determination and resilience of teenagers.
Alex has written and directed this brand new play with music for his
company Patch of Blue. After acclaimed runs at Vault and Adelaide
Festivals 2020, it will open for a full length London run this Autumn.