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Alex Bourne

Nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for best actor in a Musical

Alex’s first stage performance was age four and a half in a Panto playing a red devil for Kings Players, Charlton Kings and several other shows after that. He then joined Manor Players, Tewksbury, doing Panto, West Side Story and Sound Of Music when he broke his leg the week before the opening night so he played Fredrick from an old fashioned wheel chair. Needless to say he didn't go over the mountain at the end.

Continuing with Brigadoon, South Pacific, Bill Sykes in Oliver and Will Parker in Oklahoma! - directed by our own John Pannett., and several comedy plays - even losing his trousers once and yet managed to carry on. This was praised in an Echo review. He also performed in a charity show at the Roses Theatre for Stan Stennett who said to me side of stage “that lad will go far” (he was right). He then joined Promenade Productions in Viva Mexico, several Pantomimes, as well as Carousel and South Pacific before going onto a professional career as follows.

Alex has had a fulfilling theatrical career starring in many shows and productions. His first lead role was Buddy Holly in Buddy, the Buddy
Holly Story (the Victoria Palace and US tour) from there he went on to star as Danny Zuko in Grease (The Cambridge), Gaston in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (The Dominion). Dr. Frank 'N' Furter in the Rocky Horror Show (UK) Tour, Billy Flynn in Chicago (The Adelphi),



Dean Martin in Rat Pack : live from Las Vegas (the Strand) and Khashoggi in We Will Rock you (The Dominion), which he played for 6 years.

Last year he scored a great success in Kiss Me Kate in Chichester and The Old Vic directed by Trevor Nunn and was nominated for an Olivier Award.

Alex went on to star in The Witches of Eastwick (Watermill), Billy Flynn in Chicago which toured China, Harrison Howell in Kiss Me Kate (Royal Albert Hall/BBC Proms) and most recently Bob in Midsummer Songs (The New Wolsey Theatre).

Alex has been a lead vocalist on BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night and this christmas he took over the role of Captain Hook with 48 hours notice at the King's Theatre, Glasgow and scored a resounding success. Now touring UK in Annie the Musical playing the part of Daddy Warbucks (below).