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Born: Somerset

Trained/Educated: Studied Fine Art at Newcastle University.

Previous Work:

Ali's work has extended over a wide variety of areas including carnival, sculpture, pantomime, opera, ballet and outdoor theatre projects.

Ali has designed at least 15 shows for Pilot theatre including Rumblefish, Bloodtide, The Twits, Fungus the Bogeyman and Lord of the Flies.

Other credits include Bollywood Jane for Leicester Haymarket, Once Upon a Quarry Hill for West Yorkshire Playhouse, Kes and Brassed off for Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield, Look Back in Anger for Harrogate Theatre, and Camel Station with Trevor Griffiths.

Ali also designed Madame Butterfly, Wuthering Heights, Dracula, The Three Little Pigs, The Elves and the Shoemaker and The Tortoise and the Hare for Northern Ballet Theatre, and was assistant to Peter Mumford on Peter Pan . Ali has also designed three major musicals for Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Chicago (2010) and Chess (2011) and Hairspray (2012)
Other recent work includes Where's Vietnam? By Alice Nutter for Red Ladder Theatre Company at West Yorkshire Playhouse, The little Mermaid for Dundee Rep ,Brassed Off foe Derby Theatre and Aladdin at the City Varieties in Leeds. Also Big Society for Red Ladder Theatre company in collaboration with Chumbawamba and starring Phill Jupitus. Pantomimes include Cinderella, Aladdin and Sleeping beauty for Cast in Doncaster