The Mousetrap

GARETH ARMSTRONG

Director

Gareth has combined the roles of actor and director throughout a career that has taken him to over fifty countries. As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company he has worked in Stratford and London, and has performed in the West End and at Shakespeare’s Globe.

In Wales, where he was born and educated, Gareth was a founder Director of the Made in Wales Stage Company, presenting new Anglo-Welsh plays and premiering over a dozen original works for the theatre.

He was an Artistic Director of Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre where he directed classics including Shakespeare, Shaw and Chekov, new plays, and the modern repertoire from Coward to Stoppard. As a freelance he has directed productions in many regional theatres and was an Associate Artist Director at the Salisbury Playhouse. His most recent West End production was Hugh Whitemore’s play “Sand in the Sandwiches”, starring Edward Fox, seen at the Haymarket in 2017 and on two nationwide tours.

Following the success of his own one-man play, “Shylock”, which toured internationally for ten years, Gareth now specialises in creating solo shows with other artistes.

His books, ‘A Case for Shylock’, with a foreword by Judi Dench, and ‘So You Want To Do A Solo Show’ were both published by Nick Hern Books.

 

 

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