Gareth has written and performed his own solo play Shylock which premiered at the Salisbury Theatre, where he was an Associate Artist, and later played the Edinburgh Festival. The play toured to over fifty countries worldwide playing in cities as diverse as Vienna and Tel Aviv, Bucharest and Bombay. Shylock has won awards in New Zealand, Canada, Spain and Germany.
The play has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Catalan, French, Russian, Hungarian and has been filmed for Dutch television and broadcast on Romanian radio, where it won the award for best radio of the year. Gareth now also directs the play with other performers in the UK and America.
A book based on his travels and experiences: A Case for Shylock – Around the World with Shakespeare’s Jew, with a foreword by Judi Dench, was published by Nick Hern Books.
NHB also publish his book on solo performing, with a foreword by Maureen Lipman. For more information on “So You Want To Do A Solo Show?” please click here.
His recent dramatisation of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis is entitled Wilde Without the Boy and has been published by The Player’s Account. The play tours domestically and internationally, starring Gerard Logan. With the same actor he has adapted three supernatural tales by E.F. Benson, called Night Terrors.
His five-handed comedy Fondly Remembered had it’s London premiere at the Tabard Theatre in the summer of 2015 and was published as a French’s Acting Edition in 2017 and is available for amateur performance.
Gareth’s new play about the twentieth century critic James Agate, A Critical Matter, will receive its premiere in London’s Arcola Theatre in early 2021, directed by Max Stafford-Clark.