Gemma Fairlie

Gemma Fairlie Portrait


Current and forthcoming credits include: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Theatre by the Lake).

Theatre credits include:HENRY V (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre); MARTHA, JOSIE AND THE CHINESE ELVIS (Stephen Joseph Theatre); BLITHE SPIRIT; THE WIZARD OF OZ; THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE; BEFORE THE PARTY (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); ROMEO & JULIET and KING LEAR (Orange Tree Theatre); BERYL, THE GIFT and LARKSONG (New Vic Theatre); PLAYGROUND VICTORIES (outdoor physical theatre/circus); 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 and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Oxford Shakespeare Company); HANGOVER SQUARE and EDEN’S EMPIRE (Finborough Theatre); FIGHT FACE (Lyric Hammersmith); SILENCE (The Other Place, Stratford & Arcola Theatre). 

As Associate Director: UNREACHABLE by Anthony Neilson (Royal Court); HOARD FESTIVAL: 2014-2015 (New Vic).

Gemma 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 Bristol Old Vic, LIPA, Arts Ed and ALRA.