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William Alderson

Artistic Director

William Alderson

Lynx Theatre and Poetry was co-founded by William Alderson.


William spent 25 years in BBC Television News, where he worked as an editor on film, video and computer. He has a growing number of videos on YouTube. Some of these combine video, stills, music and poems, including ones specially written for the videos.


He is also a poet, photographer, letterpress printer, and even a homeopath. The range of his interests and work can be seen on his website.

A graduate of Bristol University Drama Department, William is responsible for Lynx’s unique style of production. Selecting and photographing the visual material, he also worked closely with directors and choreographers to develop a rich and complex integration of images, poetry, music and dance in the productions.


In 2018 Lynx produced a theatrical performance of May Days, William's long poem about current times, inspired by Percy Bysshe Shelley's The Masque of Anarchy.

In 2017, a collection of his poetry, A Moment of Disbelief; Poems on War, Terrorism and Refugees, was published by Poetry Salzburg Press.

In 2016 William won a commission to write a 15-minute poem for two voices, Somewhere Else, which was performed twice outside Peterborough Cathedral as part of the Future Floodlands event that summer. He is currently working on a full-length verse play.


In addition to directing this new production of Sylvia for Lynx, he will be directing the new a production of Rebels and Friends. In 2007, he worked with children and amateur actors to produce the community play The Battle of the Bridge for the Stoke Ferry Festival.


He has taught drama at the College of West Anglia, and worked with students at Anglia Ruskin University.

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