Alan Strachan

Previously at Chichester Entertaining Angels (Festival Theatre) and Mrs Pat (Minerva Theatre).

Recent credits include Glorious! (Duchess); Larkin with Women and The Promise (Orange Tree Theatre); The Letter (Wyndham's); Absurd Person Singular (Garrick); Year of the Rat (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Three Days in May (Trafalgar Studios); How The Other Half Loves (Haymarket and tour).

He has worked extensively in London with a period as Associate Director at the Mermaid Theatre and over a decade as Artistic Director of the Greenwich Theatre. In the West End he has directed over thirty productions ranging from new plays to revivals and musical revue in work by writers including Shaw, Coward, Rattigan, Maugham, Tennessee Williams and Shakespeare.

In regional theatre he has worked at Birmingham Rep, Bristol Old Vic, West Yorkshire Playhouse and, most regularly, at the Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough. Overseas he has directed in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin and New York.

He has written Secret Dreams, a biography of Michael Redgrave and, with Sir Michael Codron, Putting It On, a survey of the producer’s career. His new book, Dark Star, a biography of Vivien Leigh, will be published this autumn.

He was born and educated in Scotland, first working in the theatre as an ASM at the original Byre Theatre, St Andrews.