Alex Gwyther is a writer, actor and poet.
This year, his new one-man play RIPPED will premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
His poetical prose weaves down-to-earth tales of life in Britain and his unique delivery and “tumbling urbane style” has seen him perform across the country at venues, festivals and events such as Oxford University, the Royal Festival Hall, Latitude Festival and The Mayor of London’s Week of Peace in Trafalgar Square.
He has been specially commissioned to write for a number of organisations, businesses and charities including: BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, The Premier League, Mastercard, Transitions Global, The Southbank Centre, The National Theatre's Deck and The Book People.
His work has been featured on BBC Radio 2, XFM and has toured the UK, the USA and parts of Europe.
His first solo theatre play, Our Friends, The Enemy was selected as part of New Wimbledon Theatre’s Fresh Ideas season and saw a sell out run in early 2013 with further sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival. In 2014 it embakred on two UK tours playing to over 8,000 people across the country. In December 2015, Our Friends, The Enemy transferred to Theatre Row in New York City for two weeks to a sold out performance and acclaimed reviews and in 2017 it was performed by Cyrano's Theatre company in Alaska.
In 2015 he was commissioned by The Premier League to write and develop a theatre show with accompanying workshops breaking the taboo of mental health in professional football. The show entitled The Cost Of A Player will tour all twenty of the Premier League club's academies.
In September 2017 his third show Eyes Closed, Ears Covered opened at The Bunker Theatre, London which explored the repercussions of domestic violence on young minds. It was shortlisted for 3 Off West End Theatre Awards including Most Promising New Playwright.
Alex has a number of projects in development for stage and screen and is represented by Giles Smart at United Agents and Michelle Liebetrau at ML International Talent.