Alan Strachan is an acclaimed theatre director and biographer.

Alan has directed plays in New York, Copenhagen and Amsterdam, but the majority of his work has been in London. He was Artistic Director of the Greenwich Theatre in London for over a decade, and has worked with, amongst others, Sir Michael Redgrave, Penelope Keith, Maureen Lipman, Sir Michael Gambon and Sir Alec Guinness. He came to early prominence as the director of Alan Ayckbourn, and he been involved with Ayckbourn's theatre at Scarborough for many years.

His first book was Secret Dreams, the authorised biography of Michael Redgrave, followed by Putting it On, a life of the renowned theatrical impresario Sir Michael Codron.