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Alan Springer


BA (Hons) Combined Studies in Arts (Art History/Drama/Film/English Lit)
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
T.i.E. Cert (Theatre in Education Certificate)
PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education – qualified teacher status the UK)

Born in Barbados.  Immigrated to England aged 14

Work (England):

  • From age 16 worked first as a professional musician - numerous UK national tours and
    international tours to Europe, Africa and the US


    • A long theatre career as writer, producer and stage director: international tours to Europe, Africa and the US

    • Credits include acclaimed reggae stage musical “Rainbow Uprising”, featuring the music of Bob Marley and produced by leading London theatre Sadlers Wells for three seasons

    • Numerous writing commissions for BBC Radio Broadcasts

    • Writing commission for the Liverpool International Festival of Youth Theatre

    • Actor in an award-winning play at Edinburgh International Festival of Theater

    • Numerous national tours in Rep theatre

    •  Contributed to two national television series – “The US” for Channel 4 TV and “Wanted in Paradise” for BBC2 Television

  • Video editor to several music releases for the African market - ongoing Internet safety consultant and published author of several children’s books on Internet  safety – ongoing

Work (Barbados):

  • Since returning to Barbados, has contributed to the local arts scene:

    • Directing the musical “Annie” for Gentle Steps Arts Academy

    • Writing and directing the acclaimed drama “Last Dance” for the Barbados Alzheimer’s Association at the regional Alzheimer’s conference

    • Presenter and workshop facilitator at UWI arts symposium

    • Recent work includes the award-winning film documentary “The Fire This Time” a look at the arts of Barbados, hugely successful at the International film festivals - ongoing. Film documentary “COVID-DIARIES” on COVID-19 for the international market – ongoing

Contributor to Caribbean Arts:

  • Presentor at the Alliouagana Festival in Montserrat

  • Presenter and workshop facilitator at the Stages AXA Regional Drama Festival in Anguilla (two occasions)

Currently completing the COVID-DIARIES project to produce a film documentary on COVID-19 for the international market – ongoing

A full and more detailed biography is available online at

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