Alyson studied architecture at UCD and trained at Motley. She was a finalist in the Linbury biennial prize for stage design 2007.

Previous stage design includes: The Lighthouse Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House; The Night Alive Dublin Theatre Festival, Lyric Belfast; I Know All the Secrets in My World Tiata Fahodzi; The Wishmaker Bernie Grant Arts Centre (Haringey Shed); Pentecost Lyric Belfast – winner best set design Irish Times Theatre Awards 2015; Heartbreak House Abbey Theatre; Be Infants in Evil Druid; The Risen People Abbey Theatre; Summertime Tinderbox; It’s a Family Affair (We’ll Settle it Ourselves…) Sherman Cymru; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying The Company at Lowry Salford; Mixed Marriage Lyric theatre Belfast; Quietly Abbey Theatre; Before it Rains Bristol Old Vic & Sherman Cymru; Perve Abbey Theate; Pornography, Waking Exploits; Pigeon, Carpet theatre; Ruben Guthrie, Iron Bark; How the World Began, Arcola theatre (Tom Atkins & Out of Joint); No Escape Abbey Theatre; Hamlet, Second Age; The Trailer of Bridget Dinnigan, ITM; Colleen Bawn Project/Civic/Bedrock; Off Plan, Project arts centre (RAW); Serious Money and Dying City Rough Magic AIB SEEDS; Extremities, Spark to a Flame; Crosswired, East London dance festival; The Trials of Brother Jero; Through a Film Darkly, Arambe; Ya Get Me, Old Vic education dept.

Associate designer for Rae Smith: The Prince of the Pagodas Birmingham Royal Ballet; Rite of Spring & Petrushka, Fabulous Beast. Design associate for Es Devlin: Les Troyens at La Scala (Royal Opera House)