Alan is one of Australia’s most prolific composers for theatre, opera, television and film. Theatre credits include PACKER AND SONS, THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE, TWELTH NIGHT, SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL, STUFF HAPPENS, ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY, THE JUDAS KISS (Belvoir); A GERMAN LIFE (Adelaide Festival), I’M NOT RUNNING (National Theatre London); THAT EYE THE SKY, A DOLL’S HOUSE, (State Theatre Company of South Australia). MACHU PICCHU, ORLANDO, THE SEASON AS SASPARILLA, MOTHER COURAGE, HEDDA GABLER (Sydney Theatre Company); HAMLET, AS YOU LIKE IT, THE WINTER’S TALE, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Bell Shakespeare).
Opera credits include THE EIGHTH WONDER (Opera Australia), HOW TO KILL YOUR HUSBAND, THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (Victorian Opera/Malthouse Theatre).
Musical Theatre credits include THE ADVENTURES OF SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE, JONAH JONES, FRANKIE– AN OPERA FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, CAN YOU HEAR COLOUR?
Film credits include HOLDING THE MAN, LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI, THE BANK, and the recent STORM BOY, and TV credits include THE SHARK NET, THE FARM, LOVE MY WAY, THE BEAUTIFUL LIE.
Awards include 2002 APRA Award for Best Score Feature Film for THE BANK, APRA Award for Best Music Mini Series for THE SHARK NET (2004) and THE BEAUTIFUL LIE (2016); 2010 Sydney Theatre Award and Helpmann awards for Best Music for DIARY OF A MADMAN, Sydney Theatre Award for THE WHITE GUARD.