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Gary Thomas

Writer, filmmaker and artist, living in London. Full member of Writers Guild of Great Britain. The Inheritance Job - Rom Com - spec feature script The Next Worst Thing - TV Spec (pilot) Current projects: 2 Weddings - Romantic Wedding Comedy feature script. Hidden - one man play, most recently performed at Theatre N16, shortlisted to 2nd stage of BBC Writers room. Also performed at DAISY Festival, 2014, Tristan Bates Theatre (part of So and So Artc Club showcase) 2013, Camden People’s Theatre Downstairs (DYSPLA Festival 2013) Films (as director) Extra Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xvk6J3lJ_w Sectioned, (writer director) If this isn’t love (music video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOFtS5Vmbjk The Dog And The Palace (writer director) Various documentaries in schools as part of the Driving Inspirations Project Early One Summer (writer director) Coming Out (writer director) He Came with wheels

Posts by Gary Thomas

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PRIDE?

June was Pride month and last weekend was Pride weekend in New York. I did a thread on twitter about my own experiences of being gay, as playwright Matthew Michael Lopez posted a comment on instagram which left me a little cold. I thought I'd elaborate here. Lopez posted a pic ...

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Sanctuary – a film with heart that made history and changed the law

In a filmed interview with Gary Thomas, David Wilkinson of Guerilla Films tells the extraordinary story of Blue Teapot Theatre Company's award-winning film Sanctuary. Sanctuary tells the story of a love that daren't speak its name. Larry (Kieran Coppinger) has Down Syndrome and Sophie (Charlene Kelly) has epilepsy. Family, friends and ...

a young white male lies down his head on a bed of papers

This One and The Next…

I was doing box office on the penultimate day of Wandsworth Fringe 2019, having done my own show Hidden for the past 2 days. This was the 4th time I’ve done WAF in the 10 years it’s been running. It’s been good to revisit my play ‘HIDDEN’ again, especially with Niall ...

My New Memoir

MY MEMOIR. How & Why I’m sitting here trying to remember how my memoir actually came about. I think, because of the life I’ve had – being born with a flat nose and cleft palate, not being able to talk properly until I was 10, and having mental health issues (some of ...

A group of friends gather around to watch the Trump V Clinton election results in Matthew Lopez' stunning play The Inheritance.

The Inheritance (or writing that epic play)

It's taken me a while to write out my thoughts on The Inheritance (which ran at London’s Noel Coward Theatre until 19th January 2019 and was written by Matthew Lopez & directed by Stephen Daldry.) I think when a ton of people say something is so brilliant and it is, it ...

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Playing around with… Plays…

In April & May this year I embarked on what appears to be my annual Wandsworth Fringe show. I’ve done a show at the Fringe every year for the past three years, which is why I say it ‘appears’ to be annual. It’s a great opportunity to look at new ...

SprungDigi Festival

SprungDigi - an interactive digital arts festival in Horsham, West Sussex from 10-12 July featured giant portraits of learning disabled people projected onto buildings, a game played with an accessible mapping app and an inclusive, high-tech design workshop to re-imagine a town centre. Gary Thomas was there soaking up the ...