Heather Alexander 

Professional acting and directing CV

Spotlight No: 1979-0197-3411

Showreel and full credits


BA Hons English/Psychology

MA (Distinction) Theatre Directing

Fully qualified Teacher of Drama 

QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)

A.I.S.T.D. Associate Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance

Enhanced DBS (Current on update service)


  • Original Member of Arlene Phillips Hot Gossip
  • Brooke Ashton in Noises Off at The Savoy Theatre WEST END
  • Heidi in Look No Hans at The Strand Theatre (opp. David Jason) WEST END 
  • Barbara Smith in Run For Your Wife at Criterion Theatre WEST END  
  • Marion in There’s A Girl in My Soup (opp. John Stride) No. 1 Tour 
  • Jill Tanner in Butterflies Are Free – English Theatre, Vienna 
  • Reds in Alan Bleasdale’s Are You Lonesome Tonight  No. 1 Tour
  • Shakespeare characters (various) in Traffic Of The Stage Theatre-In – Education Company 
  • Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest workshop and performance at Dartmoor Prison 
  • Two Into One – Theatre of Comedy  (opp. Kathy Staff,  Roy Hudd & Gareth Hunt) 
  • Characters (several) The Sneeze by Chekhov – Croydon Warehouse 
  • Barbara  in It’s Now Or Never – Queens Theatre Hornchurch 
  • Shirley Valentine in Shirley Valentine The Barn, Smallhythe Place (Ellen Terry Theatre) 
  • Martha in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ By Edward Albee (STP Productions)  
  • Amanda in ‘Private Lives’ (STP Productions) 
  • Lady Macbeth – Macbeth – Bowler Crab Productions
  • Titania – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Bowler Crab Productions 
  • Rita (lead) in ‘Looking For Mr. Right’ – Underground Theatre, Eastbourne March
  • Dr Baum in The White Crow by Donald Freed  – Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals 2016 
  • Clare Sutton in Yes Prime Minister – 2017 Hippodrome Eastbourne
  • Wrote, performed and directed Bard’s Bitches at Brighton, Edinburgh and Hastings Fringe 2017
  • Annie Brassey – Brighton & Edinburgh Festival 2018 (written and directed by Heather Alexander
  • Proxy – by Heather Alexander – Cockpit Theatre 2019
  • Kiss Off and Proxy -by Heather Alexander Hastings Fringe Festival 2019
  • Shirley Valentine – by Willy Russell. Hollywood Fringe Festival, USA 2019
  • Shirley Valentine – Gothenburg Fringe 2019
  • Shirley Valentine – New York. Capital Solo Festival 2019
  • Jo Brand – Support Act – White Rock Theatre 2019
  • It’s A Wonderful Life tour 2019 (multi-role)
  • Shirley Valentine –  South East UK various dates 2020
  • Mavis Ruxton in The Tragedy of Dorian Gray, Blue Devil, 2022
  • Currently touring 2023
    • Virginia Woolf in ROOM 2022/23 – A Room Of One’s Own Emul8 Theatre, Brighton, Edinburgh Fringe- 5 star reviews.
    • Miss Havisham in HAVISHAM 2023 Emul8 Theatre – Brighton, Edinburgh Fringe – 5 Star Reviews. Currently touring


  • Tori in  ‘Play It Safe’ directed by Mitch Kalisa (Compulsory Productions) 2019
  • Susan James “Into The Darkness” (opp. Donald Pleasance) 
  • Captain Turner “Firestar” (opp. Charles Grey and Oliver Tobias) 


  • Dancer and sketches with Hot Gosssip on Kenny Everett TV show
  • StarBase in The All Electric Amusement Arcade (ITV)
  • Annie in Dempsey and Makepeace (LWT) 
  • Judy in Love After Lunch (BBC) 
  • Tessa Watts in Blatt (BBC) 
  • Martinka in Wizbit (ITV) 

Voice Over

  • Sophie/Herbert’s Wife/GhostBillie and the Ghost (AKA Binny and the Ghost) – Shepperton/Pinewood 2017

Directing Credits

  • Miss Julie by August Strindberg – Stratford Circus, East London
  • Because You’re Worth It (devised) – Stratford Circus, 
  • Woyceck by Buchner – Stratford Circus 
  • Blood Run – William Parker College 
  • ToysAREus, conceived, written and directed by me – Promenade Theatre  Event 
  • RENT The Musical at The Stables Theatre 
  • Mine by Polly Teale (originally devised by Shared Experience) at The Stables Theatre 
  • ‘A Day In The Life of a Woman’ for LadyFest – a Goddess in The Gutter Production for community venues 
  • Slippage -The Garage
  • This Device Is Not Supported – The Garage 
  • A Comedy of Errors – Eastbourne Italian Gardens 2017
  • The Full Monty (co-director) – White Rock Theatre 2011
  • Founder & Artistic Director of Hastings Fringe Festival 2014 – 2019
  • Writer, director and performer Bard’s Bitches 2017 (Edinburgh Festival)
  • Writer, director, performer Annie Brassey (4 Stars Review Broadway Baby)for Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals 2018
  • Directed ‘Honeysuckles Only Smell In The Evening’ by Annicka Banfield 
  • Hastings and Gothenberg Fringe Festivals 2018
  • Artistic Director of Hastings Theatre Festival 2019 (Arts Council Funded)
  • A Christmas Carol – Grove Theatre, Eastbourne
  • Director Jeeves & Wooster, Perfect Nonsense 2020, Redwood Productions (Venues Eastbourne, Hastings & dates tba) 2021 
  • Mavis in The Tragedy of Dorian Grey, Blue Devil Productions (Brighton Fringe 2020) 
  • A Room Of One’s Own adapted by Heather Alexander from Virginia Woolf’s lectures. Tour 2021 (postponed)  Emul8 Theatre
  • Two by Jim Cartwright. All female roles. Tour 2021. Redwood Theatre

Recent Professional Development

ITC 2014Starting A Performing Arts Company
Told By An Idiot Theatre Company2018-19Devising Theatre – Director’s Process (led by Paul Hunter)
Comedy and Clown Workshop2018Mick Barnfather
Dominique Gerrard2019Meisner Workshop
Cockpit Theatre, London2019Writing a One person show
Theatre Technical Training2020Q Lab Technical Training for loading sound cues and running theatre productions.
One to One mentoring with Paul Hunter
(Artistic Director – Told By An Idiot) devising theatrical production
2020Devising and new writing support
David Glass Ensemble2020
Devising and Theatre Practise
Frantic Assembly workshops2021
Devising and directing
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