★ ★ ★ ★★  'It is thought-provoking and devastating as well as particularly beautiful.

This is the best production I have seen all year.'- UK Theatre Web

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

La Traviata

The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

January 2020

Director: Richard Eyre

Revival Director: Barbara Lluch


Alex is delighted to be the Assistant Director on the 25th Anniversary revival of one of the Royal Opera House's most acclaimed productions. He will work with Casts B and C, after observing the rehearsal process for the same production there in 2017. 

Cassie and

the Lights

Heaven Creation Theatre, China

Vault Festival 2020, London

Adelaide Festival 2020, Australia

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. 

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

Humanity Dick

Workshop- Tuscany

October 2020

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 undergo a further workshop period in early 2021, before opening

in a bespoke venue in Ireland later in the year. 

Live streaming

14th & 16th October 2020


The Fall

Writer & Performer: Sarita Plowman

Producer: Coracle

Alex is directing Sarita Plowman in her one woman play

about childhood and the inheritance of shame to be live streamed as part of Applecart Arts' Dazed and Confused season. He has previously directed the play 

at the Old Red Lion and the Tristan Bates Theatre. 

★★★★ 'a startling life lesson...Plowman's unwavering energy is remarkable'- Theatre Weekly

★★★★ 'poetic and unique..will make you think about the world around you in whole new light'- North West End

The Laramie Project

Live Streaming

February 2021

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 staged to be socially distanced, rehearsed

both online and in person, and will feature live streamed video. 

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. 

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