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★ ★ ★ ★★   'Howarth's writing astounds at every opportunity-

the future is bright for this illuminating masterpiece' 

All That Dazzles on Cassie and the Lights, Southwark Playhouse

As a writer Alex's work has been seen across the world in countries including Australia, the US and China, in venues including 59E59 Theatres New York, and Southwark Playhouse.

His debut play Cassie and the Lights is published by Nick Hern Books. Based on interviews with young people in the care system and the real-life case of a 17 year old who went to court to get custody of her younger siblings it opened in 2020, winning the 'Excellent Play' Award at the Central Academy Awards in China, and playing seasons at Vault Festival and Adelaide Festival Australia, where it won a Best Theatre award.


It re-opened at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe in Big Belly, Underbelly; the original home of Phoebe Waller Bridge's Fleabag, where it was nominated for the BBC Writer's Room Popcorn Award and the SitUp Award for social change, as well as receiving outstanding reviews and featuring in The Stage critic's Best Shows of Edinburgh Fringe. It had an extended run at Southwark Playhouse in 2024 before transferring to Theatre Royal Plymouth. It is currently being developed for television. 

We Live By The Sea

Work as lead deviser includes The Snow Queen (Drama Studio), Strictly Lawrie (Blue Apple Theatre), We Live By the Sea (59E59 Theaters New York and touring), and Beans on Toast (Theatre 503 and touring). 

Dramaturgy and development includes Lifeline (Signature Theatre New York), and A Partnership (National tour).

Cassie and the Lights
In Stars
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