Mike Alfreds

Mike Alfreds was born in London and trained as a director at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. He lived in the USA for eight years, during which he was artistic director of the Cincinnati Playhouse-in-the-Park, and of Theatre West, Tucson. For five years he worked in Israel where he became artistic director of the Jerusalem Khan Theatre. He has also worked in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Norway, China and Mongolia. In the UK, he founded and ran Shared Experience for thirteen years. He was artistic director of Cambridge Theatre Company, later renamed Method and Madness, and has directed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal National Theatre, where he was an associate director, and also for several regional theatres. He has staged over 200 productions and won awards both in the UK and abroad.