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Alex Marker

Alex Marker

Lecturer in Design
Academic school:
Job title:
Lecturer in Design
Higher qualifications:

BA (Wimbledon School of Art, Theatre Set and Costume Design), DTLLS PGCE (University of Greenwich).

Professional organisations:
Association of British Theatre Technicians
Society of British Theatre Designers


Since graduating from Wimbledon School of Art Alex has designed well over a hundred productions for a wide range of venues including: fringe, regional, touring, site specific and the west end. He is Resident Designer and Deputy Chief Executive at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre where he has also directed professionally.

In addition to his design work he has built up a parallel career as a teacher and educator in a wide range of drama related disciplines, both at FE and HE level. In addition to this he has run workshops and master-classes for a range of organisations including schools, staff training companies and is a recurring guest tutor for the Royal Shakespeare Company Open Stages Project. He has been invited to participate in panel discussions run by a number of organisations including The Theatres Trust and The Old Vic New Voices project. He is also director of the Questors Youth Theatre, Ealing, one of the largest non-agency run youth theatres in the Britain.

A selection of recent production designs include:

Asking Rembrandt (The Old Red lion)
The Cutting of the Cloth (Southwark Playhouse. Nominated for best set design: Off West End Awards)
Around the World in 80 Days (Chipping Norton and National Tour)
Rachel (Finborough Theatre)
The Trial of Jane Fonda (Assembly Rooms Edinburgh)
What the Women Did (Southwark Playhouse)
London Calling (Salisbury Playhouse)
The White Carnation (Finborough Theatre and Transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre)
The Moment of Truth'(Southwark Playhouse)
London Wall (Finborough Theatre and transfer to St James Theatre)
Tape (Trafalgar Studios)

Research and scholarly output:


His work appears in the following publications:

Crawley, G. (Ed) (2011) Transformation and Revelation - UK Design for Performance 2007-2011

Burnett, K. (Ed) (2007) Collaborators - UK Design for Performance 2003-2007
Burnett, K., & Ruthven Hall, P. (Eds) (2001) 2D>3D - UK Design for Performance 1999-2003



Alex's Designs have been exhibited in various exhibitions including:

Transformation and Revelation: UK Design for Performance 2007 – 2011, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Collaborators: UK Design for Performance 2003-2007 Waverley Building. Nottingham Trent University

Behind the Scenes: 75 years of The Questors Theatre Gunnersbury Park Museum, Ealing.