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In Wales, where he was born, Gareth was a founder Director of the Made in Wales Stage Company, presenting new Anglo-Welsh plays, and was an Artistic Director of Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre where he directed classics, new plays and the modern repertoire. At Salisbury Playhouse he was an Associate Artist and was an Associate Director of the US based Shakespeare company, Actors From the London Stage which tours and teaches across America. As a freelance he has directed dozens of productions in theatres all over Britain, as well as in Europe and the USA.

Gareth specialises in creating solo shows with other writers and performers. These have included Becoming Marilyn by Bernie Byrnes and starring Issy van Randwyck, and Sherlock Holmes – The Last Act by David Stuart Davies, with the late Roger Llewellyn as Holmes. Currently touring the UK and internationally are Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece with Gerard Logan, and the same actor as Oscar Wilde in Gareth’s own dramatisation, Wilde Without The Boy and The Ballad of Reading Gaol  performed to an original soundtrack by Simon Slater. Two programmes of supernatural tales ( Night Terrors and Hauntings) with Gerard as the storyteller are also touring.  His production of Hugh Whitemore’s  My Darling Clemmie has twice sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as did  his productions of two plays by Gwynne Edwards and starring Rhodri Miles (Dylan Thomas- Clown in the Moon & Burton).  Rhodri has also performed Gareth’s play Shylock in both Welsh and English

He directed his own five-handed comedy Fondly Remembered at London’s Tabard Theatre in the summer of 2015 and the play has been published by French’s and performed by amateur companies in England, Scotland and Wales. In 2017 his production of Hugh Whitemore’s play about John Betjamen starring Edward Fox (Sand in the Sandwiches) toured and played in the West End at the Haymarket theatre.

Throughout 2019 his new production of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit, The Mousetrap, toured the UK, playing in over forty major venues. The tour continued in 2020 with a new cast until the pandemic put an end to all touring shows. More recent work includes a production of Alison Skilbeck’s new solo show Uncommon Ground.

Updates on other projects are on the Welcome page of the site.

Gareth Armstrong director

Nicki Stoddart

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