Alex Lowde

Awards

2017 Winner of the World Stage Design Bronze award for Performance Design.

2013 Winner of the World Stage Design Bronze award for Exceptional Achievement.

2006 Winner of the Irish Times Theatre Awards Best Opera Production.


Alex designs set and costume across theatre, opera and dance on an international scale. Alex studied at the Motley School after a degree in Drama at Hull University.


Persuasion - Manchester
Similarly, the staging avoids literalism; Alex Lowde - already a shoo-in for Designer of the Year when Pygmalion is also taken into account - has designed a large white box, on two levels, with a strip of light running round the middle. Unexpectedly... this - twice - literally shifts on its axis at key emotional moments in the heroine Ann Elliot’s Life, creating an ongoing, jagged, abstract shape which the performers are forced to negotiate their way around. It works beautifully.
— Postcards from the Gods
Pygmalion - Headlong
All of this takes place in Alex Lowde’s gorgeous set. Headlong have always had a penchant for designing sumptuous, aesthetically pleasing sets, but this has to be their best yet. On the surface, Lowde’s set might look fantastic - lilac walls, minimalist furniture and perspex rooms on struts - but there’s so much more to it than pure visual delight. The set cleverly and efficiently serves the directorial purpose, and both draws audiences in and pushes them away when required. Lowde’s costume designs are also stylish and sleek, using the hipster image to show an elevated, exclusive and aspirational social group in the modern word.
— Exeunt Magazine
Krapp’s Last Tape -Sheffield
Alex Lowde’s set confines Krapp within a peer-through shed-like habitat - a cluttered time capsule that slowly revolves to offer the audience an oterhworldly 3D perspective on a life reduced to playback memories, scratchily relayed to the outsie world through a series of bare speaker cones.
— ★★★★★ The Stage

Gallery


2018

Production

Company

Greek Scottish National Opera (Glasgow), Dir. Joe Hill-Gibbins, Wigs & Makeup/Hair Des. Susanna Peretz
Generations / Random Chichester Festival Theatre, Dir. Tinuke Craig
Machinal Almedia Theatre, Dir. Natalie Abrahami, Wig Des. Susanna Peretz

2017

Production

Company

Pygmallion West Yorkshire Playhouse, Dir. Sam Pritchard, Wigs/Hair Makeup & Fx Des. Susanna Peretz
Persuasion The Royal Exchange Theatre, Dir. Jeff James
The Master Builder West Yorkshire Playhouse, Dir. James Brining, Hair & Makeup Des. Susanna Peretz

2016

Production

Company

Dutchman The Young Vic, Dir. Ola Ince, Hair & Makeup Des. Susanna Peretz
Dedication Nuffield Theatre, Dir. Sam Hodges
Three Sisters Lyric Theatre (Belfast), Dir. Selina Cartmell

2015

Production

Company

Lines The Yard, Dir. Jay Miller
Linda Royal court, Dir. Michael Longhurst
Stink Foot The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick, Dir. Jeff James
Miss Julie Aarhus Theater (Denmark), Dir. Polly Findlay
Rigoletto Opera Theatre Company (Ireland), Dir. Selina Cartmel, Hair/Wigs & Makeup Des. Susanna Peretz

2014

Production

Company

T'is Pity She's a Whore Shakespeare Globe, Dir. Michael Longhurst
Krapp's Last Tape Sheffield Theatres, Dir. Polly Findlay
Glass Menagerie Dundee Theatre, Dir. Jemima Trevick
Enjoy West Yorkshire Playhouse, Dir. James Brining
The Body of An American The Gate, Royal and Dearngate Theatre, Dir. James Dacre