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Alex Eales

Alex Eales


Idomeneo, ENO, Dir. Vicki Mortimer,  Designed By Alex Eales, 2010

Alex trained at Wimbledon School of Art and is based in London, working at the multi-disciplinary 401½ Studios in Stockwell. He designs for theatre, dance and opera with a focus on new writing and live video work.

Designs for Opera include the Chinese Premiere of Falstaff (Shanghai Opera House), Macbeth (Opera Theatre St Louis), Nozze di Figaro (Salzburg Festival 2015), The House Taken Over (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence), Cosi fan Tutte (Opera Holland Park), Clemency (ROH2 Linbury Studio and Scottish Opera), Idomeneo (English National Opera), Tarantula in Petrol Blue (Aldeburgh Music), The Crocodile (Arcola Theatre).

Designs for theatre include: Martin Crimp’s Sleeping Men for Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg,  Neues Stück II (Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Wuppertal), Uraufführung Crimp (Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg), The Malady of Death (Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris and European tour), Anatomy of a Suicide (The Royal Court Theatre), 4.48 Psychose, Reisende auf einem Bein, Alles weitere kennen Sie aus dem Kino (Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg) Limehouse (Donmar Warehouse) Schatten – Eurydike sagt (Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin), Cleansed (National Theatre), Regeneration  (Royal & Derngate), Into the Woods (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby (Royal Court & West End), Fraulein Julie (Schaubühne, Berlin and Barbican), Reise durch die Nacht (Schauspielhaus, Cologne, Berlin and Avignon festival),  Brimstone and Treacle, Ghosts (Arcola Theatre), Design For Living (Salisbury Playhouse), Say It With Flowers, small hours (Hampstead Theatre studio), The Breath Of Life (Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield), Dyled Eileeen, Spring Awakening – the musical (Theatr Genedlaethol and Tour), The Devil Inside Him (National Theatre Wales), Wunschkonzert (Schauspielhaus, Cologne and Berlin) , Jungfruleken (Kungsliga Dramatiska Teatern, Stockholm), The Swallowing Dark (Liverpool Playhouse Studio & Theatre 503), The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui (Watford Palace and Tour), At Break Of Day, Widows, R.U.R , Still Life (Drum Theatre, Plymouth), The Country (Belgrade Theatre at Warwick Arts Centre). Also Costume Designer for Iron (Traverse Edinburgh then Royal Court Downstairs and Schauspielhaus, Leipzig).

Upcoming work includes designing Norma Jeane Baker of Troy for The Shed in New York, ‘NN’ for the Neue Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, Rigoletto for Opera Theatre of St Louis and a new production at the Schaubühne in Berlin, among others

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