About Gary Thomas

Gary is a Writer, Director and Artist, based in London, UK. He has made 13 short films (including a music video and a half hour documentary) and has just completed directing ‘EXTRA TIME’, a time travel football film – learn more on our Facebook page.

Completed Original Short Films:
Extra Time – stars Louise Jameson
Sectioned
The Quiet Ones (Behind The Scenes of a short film shot at Pinewood)
Don’t Marry Him, Have me!
The Dog & The Palace
Early One Summer
Madness as a form of relaxation
Hearing Voices (half hour doc)
If this isn’t love (music video)
Moving In x 2 webisodes
Coming Out
He Came With Wheels

Gary’s 3rd play, ‘A Simple Wedding Comedy’ was produced at Wandsworth Fringe in May 2018 and directed by Alistair Wilkinson. It starred Rebecca Ormrod & Tom Phillips as a brother and sister with very similar wedding plans. On as part of Fragility takeover of Wandsworth Fringe.

Gary’s second play, The 49, about the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shootings, was produced by Theatre N16 in London and ran for 3 weeks in 2017. Funded by Arts Council England

Boyz Magazine Review:
There are two things that have to be mentioned when it comes to this review of Gary Thomas’ stunning play The 49, about the 2016 Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre. The first is the power of the narrative; the second, the trio of young actors that, with a full commitment to the story, achieved a lasting impression.

Hidden – 2017 – 40 min one man play at Edinburgh Fringe, 21st – 26th Aug, Produced by Jamie Eastlake. Also part of Wandsworth Fringe, Daisy Festival and Dyspla Festival, as well as a showcase at Tristan Bates Theatre.
Originally funded by Arts Council along with his memoir in 2013.

Gary has received numerous amount of Arts Council England funding for:

The 49, a new play about the Orlando Pulse nightclub shootings (2017)
‘Sectioned’, a film installation inspired by John O’ Donoghue’s memoir. Screened at Fabrica Gallery (Parts 1 and 2)
‘Hidden’ at Theatre N16, funded by Wandsworth Fringe Festival, 45 min show
My memoir – see ‘book’ page here
The Dog & The Palace, written & Directed by Gary Thomas (Parts 1 and 2)
Madness As A Form Of Relaxation