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Alex Marker

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Biography

Alex trained in Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art and since graduating has designed productions for a wide variety of venues and companies including: Fringe, regional, touring, site specific and the west end. As resident designer at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre he has designed over 40 productions including: Schism, Flowering Cherry, The White Carnation, London Wall (and transfer to St James Theatre), Dream of the Dog (and transfer to Trafalgar Studios), Plague Over England (and transfer to The Duchess), Lark Rise to Candleford and most of James Graham's early plays. He also recently directed the first stage revival in over 50 years of J.B.Priestley's Summer Day’s Dream.

Other recent theatre includes: The Meeting (Hampstead), Can't Buy Me Love, London Calling (Salisbury Playhouse), The Fifth Column, The Cutting of the Cloth (Southwark Playhouse) and Around the World in 80 Days (Chipping Norton and national tour).

He is a lecturer in theatre design and related subjects for the University of West London and Kingston College. He is also director of the Questors Youth Theatre: the largest non-franchise youth theatre in London.