Programme – REWILD by Gemma Lawrence

How do you hope when the future’s so unknown and you’re down to your last Brussel Sprout? REWILD is a raw, funny exploration of hope, grief and trees.

(Trigger warning: death)


Cast and Creative Team: 

Writer: Gemma Lawrence

Director: Darren Sinnott

Austin:  Lois Pearson
Ren:  Jude Mack
Axel: Tyler-Jo Richardson
Composer: Oliver Hoare
REWILD was developed as part of the LP2020 programme and received dramaturgical support from Robbie Nestor.


About the writer

Gemma Lawrence is a writer and actor. Her debut play Sunnymead Court was nominated for an OFFIE for Best New Play, and had a sold-out run at the Actors Centre before touring to the Arcola Theatre, Theatre Clwyd, Dukes Lancaster and Theatre Royal Bath. She is a member of the 2021 Orange Tree Writer’s Collective. REWILD was recently longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2021.


Other writing includes Queesy for Poleroid Theatre at the Southwark Playhouse, straight vodka for Theatre503’s Rapid Write Response, Ribbons performed at Bloom Theatre’s SAPLINGS, and REWILD, performed at Omnibus Theatre and developed into a full-length piece as part of the London Playwrights 2020 programme. Homecoming was commissioned for The Space’s Locked Down Looking Up season, and starred Patsy Ferran. She is currently under commission to Firework Productions to write a short film about Section 28, as part of their mini-series, Visibility, celebrating the history of Queer Britain.

As an actor, theatre work includes As You Like It at the National Theatre, the premiere of Mike Bartlett’s Not Talking, Kae Tempest’s Wasted at the Orange Tree Theatre, Anything is Possible at the Southwark Playhouse and Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe. TV includes Luther, Silent Witness, Shakespeare and Hathaway and Misfits.

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