★ ★ ★ ★★  '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

Touring as Associate Director on the Tobacco Factory's  Romeo and Juliet 

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. 

A Partnership

by Rory Thomas-Howes

Workshop and online sharing

March 2021

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.

Fiddler on the Roof

The Alexandra Theatre

April 2021


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. Due to open in April 2020, the show has been postponed to April 2021 due to Covid-19. 

Humanity Dick




Writer: Peter Phillips

Composer: Micky Ray Martin


Alex is directing the first workshop of this brand new

Irish-folk gig musical about 'Humanity' Dick Martin; the notorious dueller, animal rights campaigner and founder of the first SPA. Alex will be developing the script alongside the writing team, with the show aiming to open in a bespoke venue in Ireland later in the year. 

Cassie and

the Lights

London, Autumn 

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.

WINNER- Best Theatre Week 2, Adelaide Fringe

WINNER- Excellent Play Award, Central Academy Awards, China

★★★★★- 'something quite extraordinary' - Creative Reviews UK

★★★★★ - The Adelaide Advertiser

★★★★★ - 'It is unmissable' - Adelaide Theatre Guide

★★★★★ - Glam Adelaide

★★★★★ - 'flawless...unlike anything you've ever seen'- Radelaide

★★★★★ - 'outstanding theatre... landing every wrenching blow,

then picking us up with each wonderful moment' - Stage Whispers

★★★★ ThreeDRadio

★★★★ 'hilariously convincing portrayals'- InDaily

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