Photograph by ©Nobby Clark, September 2019
Alex is a freelance director based in London, UK. Recent projects include the first ever major revival of The Permanent Way by David Hare and the long-awaited UK premiere of Ages of the Moon by Sam Shepard. Both productions were critically acclaimed and ran alongside one another at The Vaults beneath London's Waterloo Station until November 2019.
After studying History of Art at Downing College, Cambridge, and training on the LAMDA Directing Course, Alex was one of Sam Walters' penultimate Trainee Directors at the Orange Tree Theatre. While there, Alex assisted on main-house productions, co-directed a weekly youth theatre, and curated a festival of new writing called Unrivalled Landscape. In 2017, Alex was one of 12 invited participants on the annual National Theatre Directors Course.
Alex has directed a wide variety of work including new writing and classic texts. Alex was a Best Director nominee at the inaugural Stage Debut Awards for his first professional full-length production, 46 Beacon by Bill Rosenfield (Trafalgar Studios 2).
Alex has worked as an Associate and Assistant Director in theatre and opera at The Royal Shakespeare Company, in London's West End, off-Broadway, on UK Tour, at The Royal Academy of Music, at Theatre Royal Bath, and at The Stephen Joseph Theatre. A highlight of Alex's work as an Associate Director was working with Sean Mathias on his award-winning sell-out revival of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land (UK Tour and West End) starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
Alex has also worked as a teacher and guest-director at schools and drama schools including LAMDA.
Alex enjoys swimming, cycling, Regency art and architecture, jazz, and whisk(e)y. He holds dual UK / USA Citizenship.