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Alastair Norton

Director London

Alastair is a theatre director that specialises in developing bold new work from working-class artists, as well as putting a contemporary lens on musical/gig theatre.

He most recently directed, musical directed and contributed orchestrations to 'Weapons of the Weak', an uplifting piece of gig theatre celebrating self-love and acceptance in the aftermath of abuse. It debuted at the Maiden Speech Festival at the Tristan Bates, before entering development in conjunction with The Other Palace.

Credits

DIRECTOR, Weapons of the Weak, The Other Palace, R&D Showcase, 2020
DIRECTOR, Weapons of the Weak, Tristan Bates Theatre, 3 days, 2019
DIRECTOR, Little Fools, Backstage Theatre, 2 days, 2019
DIRECTOR, Speed-The-Plow, Mountview Studios, Showcase Performance, 2019
DIRECTOR, Reagan Kelly, Mountview Studios, Showcase Performance, 2019
DIRECTOR, The Last Five Years, The London Theatre, 3 days, 2018
DIRECTOR, Playhouse Creatures, Network Theatre, 1 Week, 2017
DIRECTOR, Woyzeck, Rosemary Branch Theatre, 1 Week, 2016
DIRECTOR, Rent, Hutton Theatre, 1 Week, 2015

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Our House, Greenwich Theatre, 10 Days, 2019
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, The Art of Success, Mountview Studios, Showcase Performance, 2018
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, The Snow Queen, C Venues, 5 Weeks, 2016
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Pornography, Bridewell Theatre, 1 Week, 2016

Training

MA Theatre Directing - Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (2018-2019)
BA Journalism - Goldsmiths University of London (2015-2018)

Lecoq - Mark Bell - Mountview
Text Adaptation - Mark Ravenhill - Mountview

Other workshops in directing with Rebecca Frecknall, Mike Alfreds, Ned Bennett and Max Key.

Experience

5-10 years

Skills

Devising
Dramaturgy
Music - Can learn by ear
Music - Plays Instruments
Music Composition
Physical Theatre
Street Theatre
Teaching
Verbatim
Working with Young People

Additional Languages

N/A

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