Alexandra Spencer-Jones is a Liverpool born, London based theatre director, writer/translator and choreographer.
She is Artistic Director of the emerging and award-winning theatre company Action To The Word. Her press-acclaimed production of A Clockwork Orange is touring internationally having completed a sell-out season at London’s Soho Theatre and currently playing The Park Theatre. She wrote and directed Action To The Word’s new show The Lost Boy Peter Pan which will be released in 2017. Her new musical Constance & Sinestra and The Cabinet of Screams , for which she won the MTM:UK/WhatsOnStage Award for Best Emerging Artist continues to be developed having played Latitude Festival and The New Wimbledon Theatre, playing in London in June. She won the Best Director and Best Show Award from WhatsOnStage for her new adaptation of Dracula at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014, the show having since played the Arts Theatre West End. Her collaboration with The London Conchord Ensemble received commission from the family of Virginia Woolf to create Rhythm of Silence which tours internationally.
ASJ created Catford-Upon-Avon Festival, a celebration of Shakespeare bringing emerging student companies together and as a Professor of Shakespeare, lectures and leads seminars nationally. Aside from her work with her own collective, she directed The Priory and Cloud 9 at Birmingham Crescent Theatre, Rent at Birmingham Hippodrome, All Day Permanent Red (which she also adapted) at Oxford Pegasus Theatre and The Royal Court and Our Lady of 121st Street at Stratford Circus.
She is the Director and Choreographer of the international tour of Gobsmacked!
An Associate Director for Jeremy Sams, Alexandra has also worked at The London Palladium for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of The Wizard of Oz, for Maria Friedman on Stepping Out UK Tour and for Gurinder Chadha on Bend It Like Beckham. She has movement directed for Grange and Garsington Operas and has also produced for Glynis Henderson Productions and Avalon Comedy.
As a student Alexandra was heavily involved with the theatre scene at The University of Cambridge where she toured with The European Theatre Group, acted and directed for The Footlights and directed eight festival pieces. She considers student theatre vital and incredibly formative and is delighted to be selecting for the festival.