Born and bred in The Black Country, Alex became an actor and playwright after various jobs in the manufacturing and building industries. His work has been produced on the stage worldwide and he has also written a screenplay – Noise, funded by Screen Midlands as well as a number of commissions for Radio 4. Tours of his play include I’m a Minger (also nominated for The Brian Way Award) and River’s Up toured by the Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company. Alex was recently selected to take part on Channel 4’s screenwriting scheme.
2013 – original play commission – Stagecraft
commission for Irish youth group
2012 – The Girl in the Box
Performed at Clifftown Studios and Theatre in March
Performed at The Drill Hall in May
2010 – I’m a Minger
National tour opening at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry – October 2010
2009 – Canned Peaches in Syrup
Published in North America by Original Works Publishing – www.originalworksonline.com
Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company March – April 2009
I’m a Minger – short listed for The Brian Way Award 2009
2008 – I’m a Minger – Theatre 503
Phil&Jill&Jill&Phil – Italy
Packers – Zip Theatre
UK tour opened April (link below)
2007 – Canned Peaches in Syrup
Pasadena Playhouse LA, World Premiere.
Critics pick L.A. Times and Variety.
PREVIOUS STAGE CREDITS
News of The World – New Birmingham Theatre Company,
Mickey and Me – The Birmingham Rep and The Swan Theatre,
Deadwood (Stagecoach winner) – The Watermill Theatre,
Scary Antics, Fallen Angels and The Monkey King, The Shysters at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Phil&Jill&Jill&Phil – Coventry Belgrade (also produced in Chile)
Mencap Goes Large, a play commissioned by the Mencap charity
The Heart of The Wood and The Bridge for Pentabus Theatre and Mouthpiece Theatre,
Nine – a series of linked plays for venues in Wednesbury in the Black Country as – Year of the Artist; produced again the following year by Carlton Television Children’s Workshop
River’s Up for Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and The Swan Theatre
Italian translation performed at Teatro Cometa in Rome November 2006, Radio 4 adaptation 2006, licensed for UK tour by Oxford Touring Company in 2009.
Noise – Soho Theatre and Furious Theatre, LA. Also produced in Chicago, Italy and Portugal.
2 Minutes Silence for a cast of over 250 performers for Shrewsbury Festival.
Mr and Mrs Schultz – Watermill Theatre, Newbury
Masque of The Red Death for The Fetch,
A Son et Lumiere production for actors, choirs and orchestra for Worcester Cathedral,
Tango Apocalypso for The Shysters.
Fields of Gold for Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough,
From Ogwen Cottage to the Oka Sea together with Calthorpe special school for Birmingham Rep.
The Mapmaker trilogy for Stephen Joseph Youth Theatre (three plays),
The stage adaptation of The Worcester Pilgrim was performed in Worcester Cathedral last year with actors and choir.
2013 – selected for Channel 4 screenwriting scheme and produced pilot script, Caring.
2008 – English Bloody Rose
Funding from Losky Films/Screen West Midlands
Adult Chat (writer and director) – Losky Films/digishorts
Short film chosen for Film Council’s Digishorts scheme
Canned Peaches in Syrup – Losky Films/Screen West Midlands
Previous film credits
Marvellous Motors – musical short
Whistle directed by BAFTA winner Michael Clifford
Greasy which won best film in The Birmingham Film Festival and was screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival
Faster, Harder, Longer screened at B’ham Film Festival and nominated as best British short in the Kino International film Festival
Rhubarb And Roses screened Bristol Brief Encounters Festival, B’ham Film Festival, Soho Rushes, was short-listed for a BAFTA nomination and was a finalist in the Fuji film best new writer competition.
Flesh, Blood and Formaldehyde (short story)
BBC Radio 4
(critics choice Time Out)
A Miracle in No Man’s Land
(critics choice most Nationals)
The Worcester Pilgrim
(critics choice Guardian and Radio Times)
The River Severn Poems (Radio 4)
radio adaptation of the stage play for BBC Radio 4