Work //

"Roberts' work is necessarily  dark, but he lights up the stage" -Queerguru

As Producer/Writer:

2019
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With support from Camden People's Theatre, Tristan Bates, Marlborough Theatre, LGBT+ Switchboard and with funding from Arts Council England
No Place Like Home is a queer solo show about violence and LGBTQ+ nightlife culture. Mixing spoken word, dance, music and graphic design it poses the question are bars and clubs still the place all queers can call home?
★★★★★ – LGBT Arts Review
★★★★ – Queer Guru
★★★★ – London Theatre 1
“Roberts is an excellent storyteller [in] a lyrical meditation on queer club culture.”
                                           - Broadway Baby

As Devisor/Performer:

SOMETHING IN YOUR VOICE
2020
Emergency Chorus, with support from New Diorama, Cambridge Junction, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Third Angel in association with Sheffield Theatres, and The North Wall, with funding from Arts Council England.
Currently in the early stages of research and development, Something in Your Voice will be Emergency Chorus' third full-length show. It will use the form of telephone conversations to explore distance and intimacy, public and private spheres, power and information, individual and collective responsibilities. 
JOAN OF LEEDS
2019
Breach Theatre, New Diorama Theatre and with funding from Arts Council England.
An obscene medieval mystery play with live music, based on the miraculous true story of a nun on the run. A new Christmas show by multi award-winning devised theatre makers Breach. 
Listen to the cast album here.
★★★★ – The Guardian
★★★★ – Time Out
 

"The cast boasts strong comedic performances, though Alex
Roberts is particularly memorable as a snakeskin leather-clad devil."

                                              The Guardian

2018
SAFARI
The Wardrobe Ensemble with support from The North Wall Arts Centre and Arts Lab 2018.
Award-winning theatre company The Wardrobe Ensemble led a group of 19 emerging artists to create a theatrical collage about the internet, insomnia chat rooms and human connection online.
SOUVENIRS
2015
The Human Animal with support from University of Warwick, funded by the Lord Rootes Fund.
Souvenirs is a poignant performance exploring why and how we choose to remember the stories and people that we love and lose. Expressed through choreographed movement, new writing and live music, each object transforms to offer a journey through remembrance, stretching the limits of the imagination.
★★★★ – Broadway Baby
★★★★ – Edinburgh Guide
 

"Stevens and Roberts manage to forge a touching and tender relationship amidst the colourful chaos. "

                                              Broadway Baby

As Performer:

SILENT MEAT
2020
Blue Touch Paper Productions with support of VAULT Festival, Tristan Bates and Pleasance Theatre.
Two men have a fated encounter in the street. An elderly woman wants to take her own life. A holiday romance goes sour, and a PR girl tries to solve a murder. In four semi-true stories of love, death and the healing power of disco, a group of uniquely 21st century mourners deal with joy, grief and sacrifice.
★★★★ – London Theatre 1
THE ROCKY SHOCK
(UK TOUR)
2018/19
The Wardrobe Theatre with support of Tobacco Factory, Theatre Royal Plymouth and funded by Arts Council England.
It’s 1976; a world without men and women – only lovers, fighters, dancers and all-nighters and where the mean streets of Philadelphia are filled with campy song. When small-time boxer Rocky Featherboa is challenged to the fight of a lifetime, the Italian Stallion must risk it all and learn to float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, dance like a rock’n’roll star and sing like a queen!
★★★★★  – Stage Talk Magazine
★★★★ - The Fix
★★★★ - The Reviews Hub

 

 "Alex Roberts as Creed steals every millimetre of limelight whenever he appears; strutting about the stage and flirting with the audience, he’s the outrageously over-the-top brazen drag-queen of boxing."       

                                                  British Theatre Guide

PLANTONIC KARAOKE
2018
An independent Short Film conceived by Dorothy Allen-Pickard, Pía Laborde-Noguez and Noah Levine.
Downstairs at a Karaoke Bar in the city, Sam meets one of the locals. She's straight. He's gay. Or so he says. Platonic Karaoke is a mediation on sexuality, friendship and the glory of singing your heart out.
WASTWATER
2015
The Human Animal with support of University of Warwick, Warwick Arts Centre and funded by the Lord Rootes Fund.
Six lives threaten to blow apart on the edges of Heathrow Airport – a mother and son, two lovers and a supplier and her client. Written by Simon Stephens, the play is a one-hour 15 minute promenade production. The Human Animal will be guiding audiences through airport security in a promise of a flight that will never take off.
Selected for the National Student Drama Festival 2015
Winner Best Mise-En-Scene
RENT
2013
Music Theatre Warwick, supported by Warwick Arts Centre.
The year is 1989, and a group of impoverished young artists struggle to survive in New York City’s East Village, fighting disease and the death of Bohemia.
Selected for the National Student Drama Festival 2014

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