★ ★ ★ ★★ '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.
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.
Fiddler on the Roof
The Alexandra Theatre
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.
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.
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.