Gemma Barnett


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Gemma Barnett is a theatre maker/actor/writer based in London. She is currently on tour with Dash Arts in Dido’s Bar. Previous to that, she was appearing in The Gunpowder Plot, and can be seen in the most recent series of Casualty.

Her piece The Front Desk won the ‘Poetry for Good’ prize and was featured on BBC Woman’s Hour. She was a winning finalist of BBC Words First in 2021. Previous theatre work includes A Hundred Words for Snow (Trafalgar Studios/ winner Offie Best Actress), Dr Korczack’s Example (Leeds Playhouse), Lola (Vault festival), Salty Irina (The Yard Theatre) and Goggles (Pleasance Edinburgh).

Film/TV includes MISS for Gold Mango Productions (Outstanding New Work – Indie Short Fest).

She was selected for the first iteration of the VAULT FIVE collective with her show AGATHA and is currently in pre-production with her debut short film BRIDGE that is being produced by Kusini Productions, Nina Georgieff and BBC Films