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Gemma Fairlie


Gemma Fairlie


At the New Vic Theatre: The Gift, Larksong, Gemma was Associate Director at the New Vic in 2014-15, responsible for the Hoard Festival – a season of new writing inspired by the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard.

Directing credits include: Romeo & Juliet (Orange Tree); Road (Circomedia); Full Stop (Lyric, Hammersmith/GDIF/Watford Palace); What Happens in the Winter (co-directed with Upswing Aerial Arts); Bee Detective (Cultural Olympiad); The Littlest Quirky (Stratford Circus/Theatre Royal, Bath); The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Hangover Square (Finborough); Fight Face (Lyric, Hammersmith); When to Run (Tour); Eden’s Empire (Finborough); Thatcherwrite, Hallelujah, Decade (Theatre503); Silence (The Other Place, Stratford/Arcola).

Gemma was Associate Director on Unreachable by Anthony Neilson at the Royal Court.

She won a Young Directors bursary at The Gate and attended the National Theatre Studio’s Directors Course. She was a regional director with NT Connections 2009 and is part of the Old Vic New Voices network. She is also Artistic Director of the award winning Tin Bath Theatre Company: dedicated to creating artistic led accessible theatre for deaf and hearing audiences, through a mix of captioning and visual art.

She regularly works as a practitioner for RSC Education, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Youth Music Theatre, and directs at drama schools: Bristol Old Vic, LIPA, Arts Ed and ALRA.

Current Projects: King Lear for Shakespeare Up Close at the Orange Tree Theatre ,Playground Victories for Light The Fuse (outdoor physical theatre/circus)

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