Alexander Palmer

Founder & Artistic Director

"My personal mission is to give audience members experiences they have never had before. To see their city and how they live in a new light."

Alexander has an extensive knowledge of site-based and immersive performance. He has worked with both Internationally-renowned company Punchdrunk (The Drowned Man, 2013) and BAFTA-nominated You Me Bum Bum Train (2012).

Riptide's Artistic Director, Alexander, has gone on to make work internationally in the US, as well as produced a number of UK based performances. These range from large scale immersive performances (SWARM and The Dream), to interactive and personal, one on one performances set throughout a city centre (YOU ARE HERE), to smaller, intimate pieces such as 'Behind Closed Doors' and 'Travel/Lodge'.

He has also collaborated outside of Riptide's portfolio with exciting professionals such as Lord Whitney, directing 'The Wood Beneath The World' and David Shearing, assisting on 'The Weather Machine'.

“In traditional theatre the set-up is so formulaic and calming. What we’re actively trying to do the opposite. Through the experiences we make, we want to flood the audience member’s body with Adrenalin, to give them a haptic experience, to make them the star of the show, to give them the power.” 

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