Gary Owen

Writer for television and theatre

 

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Gary Owen is a Welsh playwright and screenwriter who won both the George Devine Award and the Meyer Whitworth Award for The Shadow of a Boy. The same year, he won the Pearson Best Play Award and a Fringe First for The Drowned World. 

In 2010 Gary's work has included Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian for Watford Palace Theatre, which was nominated for the TMA Best New Play Award; Love Steals Us from Loneliness part of the inaugural season of the National Theatre of Wales; and Blackthorn for Theatr Clywd. Gary is also under commission to the National Theatre of Scotland and his original television series for BBC Wales, The Fabulous Baker Boys, which he co-wrote with Helen Raynor has been recommissioned for a second series.


CV

Theatre
Writer
Perfect Match Sep 2013
Watford Palace Theatre
Director Brigid Larmour
Writer Gary Owen

Joe and Anna have been together for nine years, and as far as he is concerned will stay together for another ninety. But the minute they set a date for the wedding, Anna has second thoughts. A new dating agency promises to scan the online persona of everyone in the world, guaranteeing to find your soul mate. Anna looks at Joe and wonders - can he really be her perfect match?

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Blackthorn Oct 2010
Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Director Terry Hands
Writer Gary Owen

An original, darkly comic play for Hampstead and Theatre Clywd

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National Theatre of Wales
Director John E McGrath
Writer Gary Owen
Starring Remy Beasley, Nia Roberts, Katie Elin Salt, Mark Sumner & Matthew Trevannion

An original play for the National Theatre of Wales about teenagers in Bridgend

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In the Pipeline Sep 2010
Paines Plough and Oran Mor
Director David Horan
Writer Gary Owen
Starring Grahame Fox, Rhodri Lewis & Meg Wynn Owen
, 1 women& 2 men

A three hander produced by Paines Plough and Oran Mor as part of their A Play, A Pie, A Pint season of touring productions

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Watford Palace Theatre
Director Brigid Larmour
Writer Gary Owen

An original full length play about a young offender who forms an unlikely bond with an old woman he is sent to help on a reparation scheme

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Free Folk Feb 2010
Forest Forge Theatre
Director Kirstie Davis
Writer Gary Owen

A new play for Forest Forge Theatre Company

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Sherman Cymru
Director Amy Hodge
Writer Gary Owen

A new stage version of the classic novel by Charles Dickens for Sherman Cymru

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Sherman Cymru
Writer Gary Owen

An original play for teenagers, written for Sherman Cymru

Mary Twice 2008

Writer Gary Owen

Replay Productions
Writer Gary Owen

An original play for Replay Productions, a play for young people about mental health.

Paradise for Sale 2010
National Theatre of Scotland
Writer Gary Owen

A new play for the National Theatre of Scotland, in development

The Waiting Room 2008

Writer Gary Owen

Enduring Freedom 2007
National Theatre commission
Producer Fluellen Theatre
Writer Gary Owen

Watford Palace Theatre
Writer Gary Owen

An original play for Watford Palace Theatre set druing the World War II

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Ghost City 2004
Chapter Arts, Cardiff
Director Simon Harris
Writer Gary Owen
Starring Jonathan Floyd, Nia Gwynne, Rachel Isaac & Celyn Jones

A series of monologues giving a glimpse into the life of a city over the course of a single day

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Writer Gary Owen

Traverse Theatre
Director Vicky Featherstone
Writer Gary Owen

A play for Paines Plough, a dystopian vision of the future where the ugly quarantine and kill the beautiful.

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National Theatre
Director Erica Whyman
Writer Gary Owen

A play for the National Theatre, joint winner of the George Devine Award.

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Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Director Vicky Featherstone
Writer Gary Owen

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Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Director Roxana Silbert
Writer Gary Owen

Spanning a century and based on true events chronicled in the Aztec codices, A Soldier In Every Son – The Rise of the Aztecs is closely inspired by Shakespeare's history plays.

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Spring Awakening May 2010
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Director George Perrin
Writer Frank Wedekind

An updated version of Frank Wedekind's 1890's play about teenagers discovering sex

Television
Creator and Writer
Extremists 1 x 60'
Jul 2013
BBC Wales
Creator Gary Owen
Producer Bethan Jones
Writer Gary Owen

Original BBC commission 

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Baker Boys: Series 2 3 x 60'
Jan 2012
BBC for BBC Wales
Producer Nick Goding
Director Gareth Bryn
Writer Gary Owen
Starring Gareth Jewell , Steve Meo, Richard Corgan , Joshua Jenkins . & Eve Myles

Second series of Welsh drama for BBC Wales co-written with Helen Raynor

Baker Boys 3 x 60'
2010
BBC for BBC Wales
Producer Juliet Charlesworth
Director Gareth Bryn
Writer Gary Owen
Starring Boyd Clack, Eiry Hughes, Steve Meo & Eva Myles

Original three part drama for BBC Wales co-written with Helen Raynor