A Christmas Carol

by Patrick Barlow, adapted from the story by Charles Dickens

Showing 22 November 2019 – 11 January 2020

The Director

Gemma Fairlie

Gemma Fairlie


Directing credits include: Henry V (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York); Martha, Josie and The Chinese Elvis (Stephen Joseph Theatre and New Vic Theatre); The Wizard of Oz, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Before the Party (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, King Lear (Orange Tree Theatre); Beryl (New Vic Theatre); Playground Victories (outdoor physical theatre/circus); The Gift, Larksong (New Vic); Road (Circomedia); Full Stop (Lyric, Hammersmith/GDIF/Watford Palace); What Happens in the Winter (co-directed with Upswing Aerial Arts); Bee Detective (Cultural Olympiad); The Littlest Quirky (Stratford Circus/Theatre Royal, Bath); The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Hangover Square (Finborough); Fight Face (Lyric, Hammersmith); Eden’s Empire (Finborough); Silence (The Other Place, Stratford/Arcola). Gemma was Associate Director at Pitlochry Festival Theatre between 2017 – 19 and at the New Vic in Staffordshire 2014-15, responsible for the Hoard Festival. She won a Young Directors bursary at The Gate and attended the National Theatre Studio’s Directors Course. She was a regional director with NT Connections 2009 and is part of the Old Vic New Voices network. She is also Artistic Director of the award-winning Tin Bath Theatre Company: dedicated to creating artistic led accessible theatre for deaf and hearing audiences, through a mix of captioning and visual art. She regularly works as a practitioner for RSC Education, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Youth Music Theatre, and directs at drama schools: Bristol Old Vic, LIPA, Arts Ed and ALRA.