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Alex Loveless

Alex Loveless

Lecturer in Performing Arts
Academic school:
Job title:
Lecturer in Performing Arts
Higher qualifications:

BMus Music Composition (University of West London), PG Cert Research (University of West London), PG Cert Academic Practice (University of West London)

Professional organisations:
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Professional Writer Associate of Mercury Musical Developments
Musical Theatre Network


Alex worked as a performer, youth theatre director, musical director and arts administrator before training in music composition at the London College of Music. He is the composer / lyricist / librettist of a number of scores for plays and musicals and his work has been performed in London and New York at venues including Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Duchess Theatre, Park Theatre, Royal Academy of Music and on BBC Radio 4.

Alex is the recipient of a Vivian Ellis Prize for most promising newcomer, the Howard Goodall Award for composition and two Arts Council England composer's bursaries. He is a professional writer associate of and reader for Mercury Musical Developments and a member of MMD Theatre Lab writers’ workshop.

Alex's work is published by Samuel French Ltd., Palgrave Macmillan and the London College of Music. Teaching areas include new writing, devised theatre, research, scene analysis, general musicianship and textual studies.

Past productions

2014, Diary of a Madman - The Century Association, New York
2014, Tess of the D’Urbervilles - New Wimbledon Studio Theatre (licensed worldwide by Samuel French Ltd.)
2014, Bel-Ami - Charing Cross Theatre
2010, The Remains Of The Day - Union Theatre (Evening Standard Critics' Choice & Time Out's Best Theatre This Month September 2010)
2008, Dracula - White Bear Theatre

Plus a number of works for youth theatre.


Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Samuel French Ltd.
Musical Theatre: A Workbook (contributor) - Palgrave Macmillan
LCM Exams musical theatre syllabuses - London College of Music

Showcases and workshops

2015, Claude-Michel Schonberg Masterclass - Jerwood Space
2013, Script Accelerator - Park Theatre
2012, Musicals In Progress - Union Theatre
2007, My Beautiful Laundrette - Duchess Theatre
2006, My Beautiful Laundrette - Royal Academy of Music
2005, Behind Closed Doors - Royal Academy of Music
2005, Sleep Tight - Landor Theatre
1999, New Musical Theatre Writers' Laboratory - Mountview Theatre School
1998, Sensation - Theatre Royal, Drury Lane