Writer for theatre

Gareth is a writer for theatre, whose debut full-length play, Britannia Waves the Rules, won the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2011. It was produced at the Royal Exchange in Manchester before being extended and taken out on tour. It was then revived by the Royal Exchange a year later for a second tour and has since been produced in Sydney, Australia.

Gareth’s second play, The Quiet House, was produced by Birmingham Rep and transferred to Park Theatre in London in 2016. A short film of The Quiet Hose was later commissioned by the Wellcome Collection and produced in 2019.

Gareth’s new play Shandyland is a hard-hitting family drama about the death of a working class pub and the community that surrounds it. It will be produced by Northern Stage and will tour to Liverpool Everyman, York Theatre Royal and Oldham Coliseum. It was originally developed as part of the prestigious Old Vic 12 scheme before being re-developed by Northern Stage.

Gareth has also taken part in the Royal Court Writers Programme, Super Group and has had work developed and performed at The Green Room Studio Theatre in Manchester. Gareth has also written for the Tristan Bates Ignition scheme.

Gareth is currently under commission with The Old Vic Theatre and is taking part in the BBC Studios Writers' Academy.




Currently in development

Old Vic Theatre
Director Hannah Banister

Written as part of The Old Vic12 scheme

Northern Stage
Director Tessa Walker
  • Allyson Ava Brown
  • Michelle Bonnard
  • Oliver Lansley
  • Tom Walker
  • Play exploring infertility and the taboo surrounding it

    Birmingham Repetory Theatre & Park Theatre
    Director Dan Bird
  • Mandip Gill
  • Fergus O’Donnell
  • Bryan Parry
  • Luke Roskell
  • Regional tour of Gareth's Bruntwood prize winning play

    Regional Tour
  • Dan Parr
  • Clare Calbraith
  • Francesca Zoutewelle
  • Colin Tierney
  • Roger Evans
  • Bruntwood winning play about a young man who joins the army and is deployed in Afghanistan

    Royal Exchange, Manchester
    Director John Hoggarth

    Short play presented as part of the Ignition Scheme

    Tristan Bates Theatre