Photograph from Into The Woods - lighting design by alexforey
From the show Into The Woods
Photograph from Paradiso: Eden - lighting design by alexforey
From the show Paradiso: Eden
Photograph from Three Sisters - lighting design by alexforey
Photographer: Alex Forey | From the show Three Sisters
Photograph from Saint Hildegard - lighting design by alexforey
© Alex Forey Photographer: Alex Forey | From the show Saint Hildegard
Photograph from Manifestos - lighting design by alexforey
From the show Manifestos
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Alex Forey

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Biography

Alex’s work as lighting designer includes: Polyeucte (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Libuše, Rhapsody, From Here To Eternity (Bloomsbury Theatre), Babel (Lyric Hammersmith), over ten shows for Wimbledon College of Arts including Killology, Network, and Three Sisters; Into The Woods, Exhibition (Shaw Theatre), Daisy Pulls It Off, Written on the Body (Cockpit Theatre), Songs for a New World (Drayton Arms), The Piper of Hamelin (Rose Kingston), Grey Matter, Twelfth Night (Edinburgh Fringe). As associate lighting designer: Quintessential (Peacock Theatre, Sadler’s Wells), Legally Blonde, The Drowsy Chaperone, RENT (Pleasance), Modern Love (Etcetera Theatre). As assistant/relighter: Growl (Curve Leicester, and tour), as assistant: Parade, Legend Trippers, Anything Goes (The Other Palace). He is a graduate from RADA where he specialised in Lighting Design. Previously he studied at University College London before switching to drama full-time. He was awarded the Vectorworks Design Entertainment Scholarship in 2021, and two UCL Design Awards. In between designs, Alex has worked as a technician for Ammonite (Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, Back To The Future The Musical, The Mirror and the Light), and at Wyndham’s Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Donmar Warehouse, the Lyric Hammersmith, and elsewhere.

Previous productions

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
The Realness Musical The Big House Theatre
The Big House
Lighting Designer Director: Maggie Norris
Nov 2023
Seize the Cheese! Musical New Wimbledon Studio Lighting Designer Director: Mike Stocks
Nov 2023
The Island Theatre Cervantes Theatre
Cervantes Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Jessica Lazar
Sep 2023
Battersea Bardot Musical New Wimbledon Studio Lighting Designer Director: Elizabeth Huskisson
Set designer: Emily Munt
Sep 2023
waiting for a train at the bus stop Theatre Summerhall, Edinburgh
Visual Sauce
Lighting Designer Director: Mwansa Phiri
Aug 2023
Lovefool Theatre The Coronet Theatre, then touring
Théâtre National du Luxembourg
Lighting Designer Director: Gintare Parulyte
May 2023, Aug 2023
Purgatorio: Post-Traumatic Growth in Penge Theatre Wimbledon College of Art
Wimbledon College of Art
Lighting Designer Director: Natasha Harrison
Set designer: Anna Williams
May 2023
Paradiso: Eden Theatre Wimbledon College of Art
Wimbledon College of Art
Lighting Designer Director: Shane Dempsey
Set designer: Anna Williams
May 2023
Air Time Theatre Wimbledon College of Art
Wimbledon College of Art
Lighting Designer May 2023
Oh The Horror! Theatre Wimbledon College of Art
innominate
Lighting Designer May 2023
Lovefool Theatre The Coronet Theatre, then touring
Théâtre National du Luxembourg
Lighting Designer Director: Gintare Parulyte
May 2023, Aug 2023
Face Down in the Dirt Theatre King's Head Theatre
Take My Word
Lighting Designer Director: Lauren Carter
May 2023
Kitty in the Lane Theatre Brockley Jack
Studio Perform
Lighting Designer Director: Áine Ryan
Set designer: Constance Comparot
May 2023
Our Father Theatre Barons Court Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Mo Korede
Set designer: Ieva Ievina
Apr 2023
Good Day Theatre Network Theatre, Vault Festival
Double Telling
Lighting Designer Director: Marlie Haco
Set designer: Justin Nardella
Mar 2023
Saint Hildegard Theatre Pit, The Vaults
Bound By Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kristin Winters
Feb 2023
Paddy Goes to Petra Theatre Brockley Jack Theatre
Studio Perform
Lighting Designer Director: Áine Ryan
Set designer: Constance Comparot
Nov 2022
Ghislaine/Gabler Theatre The Playground Theatre
Bound By Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kristin Winters
Oct 2022
Black el Payaso Opera Cervantes Theatre
Cervantes Theatre
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Lucia Sánchez Roldán
Director: Paula Paz
Set designer: Caitlin Abbott
Sep 2022
Message in a Clay River Theatre Cockpit Theatre
Imagiphoria Studios
Lighting Designer Set designer: Ieva Ievina Aug 2022
Ghislaine/Gabler Theatre The Coronet Theatre
Bound By Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kristin Winters
Jul 2022
Till Death Do We Part Theatre Wimbledon College of Art
SnapFuse Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Jodie Leigh Armstrong & Lara van Huyssteen
Jun 2022
Killology Theatre Wimbledon College of Art
KMT Productions
Lighting Designer Jun 2022
Mums Theatre Wimbledon College of Art
Psychonaut Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Karola Kosecka
Jun 2022
Honey Badger Theatre Wimbledon College of Art
Wimbledon College of Art
Lighting Designer Director: Juraj Benko
Jun 2022
Cry-Baby Musical Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti
Lighting Designer Director: Benji Sperring
Mar 2022
Carrie Musical Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti
Lighting Designer Director: David Willoughby
Mar 2022
Footloose Musical Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti
Lighting Designer Director: Dean Johnson
Mar 2022
Electra Theatre Wimbledon College of Art
Wimbledon College of Art / Lyric Hammersmith
Lighting Designer Director: Mo Korede
Set designer: Ieva Ievina
Feb 2022
Three Sisters Theatre Wimbledon College of Art
Wimbledon College of Art / Lyric Hammersmith
Lighting Designer Director: Alessandra Davison
Set designer: Sonya Smullen
Feb 2022
Yerma Theatre Wimbledon College of Art
Wimbledon College of Art / Lyric Hammersmith
Lighting Designer Director: Jessica Mensah
Set designer: Raffi Philcox
Feb 2022
The Importance of Being Earnest Theatre Wimbledon College of Art
Wimbledon College of Art / Lyric Hammersmith
Lighting Designer Director: Samara Gannon
Set designer: Fiona Wagstaff
Feb 2022
Julius Caesar Theatre Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)
Lighting Designer Director: Che Walker
Set designer: Anita Gander
Dec 2021
Wonders Beyond Numbers Theatre Bloomsbury Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Johnny Ball
Sep 2021
Monster Theatre John Gielgud Theatre (RADA)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)
Lighting Designer Director: Dadiow Lin
Set designer: Isabel Nellie Walters
Jul 2021
Daisy Pulls It Off Theatre Cockpit Theatre
The Bridge TTC
Lighting Designer Director: Jasmine Teo
Jul 2021
Red Velvet Theatre Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Roberto Esquenazi Alkabez
Director: Anni Domingo
Set designer: Natalie Pryce
Jun 2021
Graduate Tree Theatre Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)
Lighting Designer Apr 2021
Manifestos Theatre RADA Studios, London
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)
Lighting Designer Nov 2020
Growl Musical Curve Theatre Leicester
NYMT
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Zoe Spurr
Director: Richard Fitch
Set designer: Richard Cooper
May 2019
Libuše Opera Bloomsbury Theatre
UCOpera
Lighting Designer Director: Cecilia Stinton
Set designer: Holly Muir
Mar 2019
Songs For A New World Musical The Drayton Arms Theatre
UCLMTS
Lighting Designer Director: Suriyah Rashid
Mar 2019
Rhapsody Concert Bloomsbury Theatre
UCL Live Music
Lighting Designer Director: Björn Franke
Jan 2019
Polyeucte Opera Theatre Royal Stratford East
UCOpera
Lighting Designer Director: Thomas Guthrie
Set designer: Raphaé Memon
Mar 2018
Into The Woods Musical Shaw Theatre
UCLMTS
Lighting Designer Director: Olivia Burgin
Set designer: Arya Bhomick
Feb 2018
Babel Theatre Lyric Hammersmith Studio
SPASM
Lighting Designer Jul 2017
Written on Skin Theatre Cockpit Theatre
Rich Creative
Lighting Designer Director: Emily Warren et al
Jun 2017
A Sexual Odyssey Theatre Cockpit Theatre
Rich Creative
Lighting Designer Director: Emily Warren et al
Mar 2017
Grey Matter Theatre C venues (Edinburgh)
SPASM
Lighting Designer Aug 2016
Location availability:
  • UK London
Contact method Details
Email address hello@alexforey.com
Twitter @alexforey
Theatre:
  • West End
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Education Establishment
Musical:
  • West End
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Education Establishment
Opera:
  • Small scale
Concert:
  • Education Establishment

News

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Press quotes

Kitty in the Lane

Constance Comparot’s set and Alex Forey’s lighting change the atmosphere from stark to mystical and dreamlike effortlessly with Jack Reardon’s assured direction
Claire Roderick, Fairy Powered Productions 06/06/2023
Wooden beams angled through the set to show the farm are accentuated with smoke, haze and fantastic lighting from Alex Forey. Headlights in the lane and a pumping nightclub all fit into this small space
Everything Theatre 08/05/2023
an eye-catching set designed by Constance Comparot which is stunningly brought to life in conjunction with wonderful dynamic lighting that allows this decaying country home to easily morph into vivid vignettes from Kitty’s life. The lighting, designed by Alex Forey, deserves calling out twice. I was excited as each scene progressed just to see how it would shift next; transforming Kitty’s home into a pub then a nightclub, a lonely country road illuminated by a car’s headlights then a misty morning hilltop, all executed flawlessly in cooperation with impeccable, haunting sound design from Florence Hand
Harry Conway, London Pub Theatres 06/05/2023
The production, directed by Jack Reardon, is powerfully atmospheric from the start, with Alex Forey’s lighting design creating a strong sense of foreboding
The Blog of Theatre Things 06/05/2023
The mood is greatly aided by some superb lighting design by Alex Forey
John Groves, LondonTheatre1 04/05/2023

Saint Hildegard

Gorgeous lighting and creative sound. The lighting is absolutely stunning.
Kat Mokrynski, Broadway World 24/02/2023
Alex Forey’s lighting and Florence Hand’s sound combine to highly atmospheric effect, particularly in characterising Hildegard’s visions, at once something otherworldly yet viscerally terrifying as a seizure too
There Ought To Be Clowns 24/02/2023
Hildegard Von Bingen is certainly ambitious, with exemplary sound and lighting design (by Florence Hand and Alex Forey).
Louise Penn, LouReviews 23/02/2023
Lighting and sound is expertly mastered by Alex Forey and Florence Hand throughout the performance, in a way that gives light a voice, and gives sound a visual experience.
Alex Vella Bartholomew, The Reviews Hub 23/02/2023

Paddy Goes to Petra

"Alex Forey sensitively lights all of this, further enhancing the changing moods"
Richard Beck, Broadway Baby 04/11/2022

Grey Matter

some of the most imaginative and impressive lighting I have seen at the Fringe
EdFringeReview