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Ali is a Director & Theatre-Maker from Yorkshire. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Buzz Goodbody Award for Directing. In 2019 Ali will be directing POPS by Charlotte Josephine with Hightide at the Edinburgh & Hightide Festivals.


For Barrel Organ: Some People Talk About Violence & Nothing (Camden People’s Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe & UK Tour).

Theatre includes:  A Girl in School Uniform (Walks Into a Bar) (Leeds Playhouse & New Diorama Theatre), Blasted (Styx Tottenham, RIFT Theatre), Left Luggage (The Space, Kimbo Theatre), & Danielle (Slingshot Manchester).


As Assistant/ Associate Director: Richard III (Headlong), The Watson’s (Chichester Festival Theatre), Absolute Hell (National Theatre), Hedda Gabler (National Theatre touring production), Barnbow Canaries (Leeds Playhouse), The Skriker (Royal Exchange & Manchester International Festival), The Chronicles of Kalki (The Gate), That Night Follows Day(Forced Entertainment) & The Economy of Ecology (Manic Chord Theatre).

Ali is proud to work as a selector for the National Student Drama Festival.