Gary Owen

Writer for television and theatre

 

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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. Gary’s play Violence and Son will run at the Royal Court in May 2015, whilst his play Iphigenia in Splott will open at the Sherman Theatre, also in May.

Gary's plays also include Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco, The Shadow of a Boy, The Drowned World and Ghost City. He has also written Perfect Match, a comedy for Watford Palace Theatre where he is a creative associate. His plays have also won the Pearson Best Play Award and a Fringe First at Edinburgh. Gary also co-created two seasons Baker Boys, an original series for BBC Wales.


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Theatre

Writer

Director Brigid Larmour
 
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?
Watford Palace Theatre
 
Director Terry Hands
 
An original, darkly comic play for Hampstead and Theatre Clywd
Clwyd Theatr Cymru
 
Director John E McGrath
Starring
  • Remy Beasley
  • Nia Roberts
  • Katie Elin Salt
  • Mark Sumner
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    An original play for the National Theatre of Wales about teenagers in Bridgend
    National Theatre of Wales
     
    Director David Horan
    Starring
  • Grahame Fox
  • Rhodri Lewis
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    A three hander produced by Paines Plough and Oran Mor as part of their A Play, A Pie, A Pint season of touring productions
    Paines Plough and Oran Mor
     
    Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian
    Nominated for a TMA Award for Best New Play 2010
    Director Brigid Larmour
     
    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
    Watford Palace Theatre
     
    Director Kirstie Davis
     
    A new play for Forest Forge Theatre Company
    Forest Forge Theatre
     
    Director Amy Hodge
     
    A new stage version of the classic novel by Charles Dickens for Sherman Cymru
    Sherman Cymru
     
     
    An original play for teenagers, written for Sherman Cymru
    Sherman Cymru
     
     
    An original play for Replay Productions, a play for young people about mental health.
    Replay Productions
     
     
    A new play for the National Theatre of Scotland, in development
    National Theatre of Scotland
     
    Producer Fluellen Theatre
     
    National Theatre commission
     
     
    An original play for Watford Palace Theatre set druing the World War II
    Watford Palace Theatre
     
    Director Simon Harris
    Starring
  • Jonathan Floyd
  • Nia Gwynne
  • Rachel Isaac
  • Celyn Jones
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    A series of monologues giving a glimpse into the life of a city over the course of a single day
    Chapter Arts, Cardiff
     
    Director Vicky Featherstone
     
    A play for Paines Plough, a dystopian vision of the future where the ugly quarantine and kill the beautiful.
    Traverse Theatre
     
    The Shadow of a Boy
    Joint winner of The George Devine Award
    Director Erica Whyman
     
    A play for the National Theatre, joint winner of the George Devine Award.
    National Theatre
     
    Director Vicky Featherstone
     
    Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
     
    Director Roxana Silbert
     
    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.
    Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon
     

    Executive Producer

    Director George Perrin
    Writer Frank Wedekind
     
    An updated version of Frank Wedekind's 1890's play about teenagers discovering sex
    Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
     

    TV

    Writer

    Producer Nick Goding
    Director Gareth Bryn
    Starring
  • Gareth Jewell
  • Steve Meo
  • Richard Corgan
  • Joshua Jenkins .
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    Second series of Welsh drama for BBC Wales co-written with Helen Raynor
    BBC for BBC Wales
     
    Baker Boys
    3 x 60'
    Producer Juliet Charlesworth
    Director Gareth Bryn
    Starring
  • Boyd Clack
  • Eiry Hughes
  • Steve Meo
  • Eva Myles
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    Original three part drama for BBC Wales co-written with Helen Raynor
    BBC for BBC Wales
     

    Creator & Writer

    Cover
    1 x 60'
    Producer Bethan Jones
     

    Original BBC commission 

    BBC Wales