What People Are Saying
Chamberlain, Peace in Our Time
"The biggest surprise is that there's a live singer on stage – performing crowd-pleasing classics like The White Cliffs Of Dover, and a smattering of less familiar tunes. The pretext is that the BBC are playing light entertainment while they wait to cross to Downing Street, and there's a satisfying irony in this "light and positive" backdrop to the preparations for war. But this is really just an excuse for actor Colin Alexander to show off his singing skills, and worthy of showing-off they certainly are: instantly nostalgic, richly resonant and musically strong."
- Edinburgh Fringe Guru
Chamberlain, Peace in Our Time
Edinburgh Fringe (2019)
"This production emphasizes the question was Chamberlain “the right man for the wrong time” and unfairly judged by history for his quest to seek peace? The acting from David Leeson and Colin Alexander plays to their strengths. Colin Alexander takes on two roles during this production, firstly as the aid to the Prime Minister and secondly as the role of BBC singer. The latter giving him the opportunity to display his well-honed singing skills under the pretext of the “light and positive” music the BBC was playing on the airwaves. This brings an element of nostalgia to the performance with some recognizable classics of the age and offers a refreshing break from the gravitas of the adjoining scenes."
- 107.8 Black Diamond FM
"Within the cosy confines of Greenside's Emerald Theatre, standing in for a BBC studio in the autumn of 1939, the audience are regaled with the rich baritones of Colin Alexander, with the promise that the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, will shortly be addressing the country live on the radio. Meanwhile, Chamberlain himself, is counting down the minutes till he must deliver the fateful news that Britain is about to be plunged once more into war.
Chamberlain is often looked down on in the modern day. The Prime Minister who promised peace, and delivered war. The man who would be supplanted by the more revered Churchill. This play, seeks to de-mythologise the man, showing his hubris and his humanity; contrasting his stiff exterior, with his care for his wife and his practicality to his subordinates.
David Leeson commands the role well and is never less than wholly believable. Whether lamenting to his aide, Jack (Alexander), or flashing back to triumphantly proclaiming "Peace For Our Time!" it's a forgiving look at the man, but one that never shirks from his failings.
It's thoroughly entertaining theatre, of the calibre that is to be expected from a theatre company like Searchlight. Well worth attending."
- British Theater Guide
Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy
"Leeson and Alexander work well together, the former demonstrating his obvious love and knowledge of the duo, while Alexander shows off a rafter-shaking singing voice which would pull in punters even without the Laurel and Hardy draw."
- Steve Stratford Reviews
Prince of Egypt
"Standout performers include Gabriela Carrillo in the role of Moses’ sister Miriam and Colin Alexander as Jethro. Both have powerhouse voices and deliver gorgeous solo songs."
- Front Row Reviewers Utah
Elf the Musical
"Colin Alexander plays two roles. He is a jolly and kind Santa; and a less-than jolly and less-than-kind, Mr. Greenway."
- Colorado Theater Reviews
"Alexander also shines both as Santa and a curmudgeonly publisher."
- Patrick Dorn
Santa + Mr. Greenway
Elf the Musical | Arvada Center (2021)
As both Santa and the Scrooge-Esque Mr. Greenway, Colin Alexander is a lovely storyteller. I really enjoyed the opportunity to see an actor play multiple roles and uniquely capture the differences between the two."
- Jon Bee, Broadway World