Theatre credits include: A Christmas Carol (Theatre by the Lake); Henry V (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre); Martha, Josie And The Chinese Elvis (Stephen Joseph Theatre & New Vic); 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 was Associate Director at Pitlochry Festival Theatre between 2017 – 2019 and 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.