Alex Thorpe

Alex Thorpe

The Comedy of Errors (Royal Shakespeare Company, autumn 2018), Frankie Vah by Luke Wright will transfer to Soho Theatre in April 2018

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

Alex is currently directing projects for The RSC and Manchester School of Theatre. He was an assistant director at The RSC between 2015 and 2017 and Associate Director 2016 - 2017.

Trained: Alex graduated from the Theatre Practice degree at the Central School of Speech and Drama and on the Theatre Directing Programme at Birkbeck College. THEATRE INCLUDES: As director: Theee Tales by Amber Hsu, The RSC; Frankie Vah by Luke Wright, Underbelly/Paul Jellis Productions; Twelfth Night, Orange Tree Theatre; Romeo and Juliet, RWCMD; The Suicide, Birdland, Arts Ed; Displaced, Picture Ourselves in Latvia, Lee Harvey Oswald (Finborough Theatre); CUSP (Sheffield Theatres); Metamorphosis (Little Angel Theatre); Relief (Theatre 503); Newlands (National Theatre Pop-Up Workshop/ Islington Community Theatre); Inherited Risk Factors, Rubbish (Eyebrow Productions); One Act Play Festival (Almeida Projects). As Associate Director: The Seven Acts of Mercy (The RSC); All The Things I Lied About (Soho Theatre). As Assistant Director: Two Nobel Kinsmen, Volpone, The Jew of Malta (The RSC); Hamlet (Shakespeare's Globe and World Tour); Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3 (Shakespeare's Globe and UK Tour); One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show (Eclipse Theatre/Tricycle Theatre/UK Tour); Democracy (The Old Vic); Betrayal, Democracy, Company (Sheffield Theatres); One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show (Sheffield Theatres/Eclipse Theatre/UK Tour); The Red Helicopter (Almeida Projects). Alex was longlisted for the 2014 JMK Award and shortlisted for the 2014 Genesis Future Directors Award. He was the 2011/12 Resident Assistant Director at Sheffield Theatres and is currently a guest director at Arts Ed and The Actors Class.


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