Alain English is the resident artist at the Tea House Theatre; despite being called Alain English he is in fact Scottish. His performances of Rabbie Burns at our Burns' Night Suppers in January have become the stuff of legend. He has worked with the Tea House since its inception producing a number of plays and performances of Shakespeare, and fireside readings, not to mention being a star of the Tea House Youtube Channel.
Alain studied publishing at Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen, graduating July 2004 with a 2:2 Honours Degree. In 2006, he gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Screen Acting from the International School of Screen Acting in London. This marked the beginning of his professional career as an actor. Alain has appeared in many different theatre productions in London, where he has lived for the past nine years. Highlights include the Herald in “Agamemnon” at the Courtyard Theatre, Magwitch in “Great Expectations” (tour) and more recently Beast in “Beauty and the Beast” (Colour House Theatre) – his full acting CV can be seen here.
As well as acting, Alain is also a performance poet, writer and debater. He created our poetry night Paper Tiger Poetry.
He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome aged sixteen and has spoken on this subject at events with Autism London and London Autistic Rights Movement. See the Presentations page for more details of his work in this area.
To find out more about Alain English, please visit his website