Gwenan Bain

Hi, my name is Gwenan! I was born in Carmarthen and grew up near Cardigan in West Wales. I am now living and working in London as a theatre Director and Stage Manager.

I originally trained in musical theatre and worked for while as an actor after graduating. During that time I realised that although I enjoyed being onstage, I found what I loved most was the rehearsal process, and the opportunity it gives to try new things, workshop ideas and craft something. I was lucky enough to work with the Bread and Roses Theatre in 2018 as their Emerging Director and have since worked across many of London’s fringe venues as a Director, Stage Manager and Operator.

My work is largely driven by the want to use theatre and story to explore human relationships and connection both onstage and off, and I have really fallen in love with the world of new writing – it’s such an exciting part of our industry! I am also very interested in new musical theatre, and am currently a co-Artistic Director for Stage Splinters, a company that specialises in developing new musicals.

My directing credits include Maisie at the Bread and Roses Theatre (4* Broadway World); Existential Fish and Dread for the same venue (4.5* Within Her Words, 4* London Pub Theatres) and Other – Please Explain for the Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator program. My assistant director credits include Romeo and Juliet (a filmed theatrical production for Metcalfe Gordon Productions);  Love, Genius and a Walk (Theatro Technis) and It Tastes Like Home (Bread and Roses Theatre).

My Stage Manager and Operator credits include Dissociated (Etcetera Theatre); Macbeth, the Musical (The White Bear Theatre); Cuttings and Little Echoes (The Hope Theatre); Illusions of Liberty (Kings Head Theatre/Applecart Arts) and As We Unravel (The Bread and Roses).

I’m always looking to connect and collaborate, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch on, or you can find more information on my website

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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