"Update of Coward classic hits the spot with timely wit and pathos."

(The Times on Blithe Spirit)

                         "Gemma Fairlie and a terrific cast make a brilliant job of demonstrating just how much Coward’s searing insights into love, sex and marriage still have to tell us about the way we live now."

(The Scotsman on Blithe Spirit)

                         "If you are looking for an afternoon in the theatre to whisk you away from today’s depressingly dismal world, then this is the show for you."

(Wee Review on Blithe Spirit)

                         "death becomes everyone onstage in a class-conscious take on Coward that breaks on through to the other side."

(Glasgow Herald on Blithe Spirit)


"An energetic revival of Noel Coward’s old-fashioned supernatural comedy"

(The Stage on Blithe Spirit)

"Director Gemma Fairlie and her fab cast deliver bold, brassy but classy comedy"

(York Press on Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis)


                        "Every comic beat is well played and the interaction between performance and technical elements is otherworldly and moving."

(A Younger Theatre on Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis)

                          "hilarious and heartwarming"

(The Stage on Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis)

"The New Vic hosts another beautiful, intelligent play"

(Stoke Sentinal on Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis)

                          "...will have you captivated from the moment this fabulous play starts."

(Baba Baboon on Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis)

                          "This is large scale musical carried off with style"

(The Stage on The Wizard of Oz)

                          "Gemma Fairlie treats the audience to a delightful, spectacular and inventive version... has the audience roaring its approval, and you have a musical production of real West End quality"

(The Scotsman on The Wizard of Oz)

                        "A sharp new production by director Gemma Fairlie takes this well-known piece back to its roots in the theatre."

(The Wee Review on The Rise & Fall of Little Voice)

                        "...brilliantly brought to life in associate director Gemma Fairlie’s production"

(The Scotsman on The Rise & Fall of Little Voice)

                        "It's electric."

(Glasgow Herald on The Rise & Fall of Little Voice)

                        "It’s as if Chekhov had been rewritten for the English middle classes in Gemma Fairlie’s meticulously turned out production"

(Glasgow Herald on Before the Party)

"Gemma Fairlie’s take on Before the Party is a light-hearted piece of classic theatre which carries deep comment on today’s society just below the waterline."

(The Stage on Before the Party)

                        "Pitlochry associate Gemma Fairlie’s seven-strong cast deliver it with ruthless force"

(The Scotsman on Before the Party)

"The era of belt-tightening and make-do-and-mend is nicely evoked in Gemma Fairlie’s production for Pitlochry."

(The Times on Before the Party)

                         "Director Gemma Fairlie's cleverly abridged, turbocharged production hit every apex to get to the point. Her use of women in some male roles worked perfectly in the context of modern society."

(Daily Express on Julius Caesar)

                        "A lively contemporary spin on Shakespeare's political thriller."

(The Stage on Julius Caesar)

                        "Gemma Fairlie has directed a gem of a production and pulls out all the stops to create a totally absorbing story which is incredibly physical, blatantly funny and deeply moving."

(The Reviews Hub on Beryl)

                        "Gemma Fairlie’s direction highlights strengths, while actors develop compelling characterisations. All in all, the Vic’s Hoard provides a rich and rewarding cache of stories."

(The Observer on The Hoard Festival)

"For sheer delight on a summer’s afternoon Light The Fuse’s Full Stop is a perfect performance piece."

(The Financial Times on Full Stop)

                        "Director Gemma Fairlie has brought together a very successful production full of charm and humour. Setting the action at a typical English garden fete, which then seamlessly turns into a spooky wood, was genius. It’s simply a perfect evening out for all ages."

(The Oxford Times on The Merry Wives of Windsor)

"Gemma Fairlie's fast-moving production, with political manoeuvring rendered literally in elegant quicksteps"

(The Stage on Eden's Empire)

                        "a delightfully skewered snapshot of life outside a west London kebab shop… hosting some of theatre’s most inventive captions (meant for deaf audience members, but I found myself frequently reading them, they were so entertaining), part-animated and fully integrated into Woolley’s white-knuckle ride."

(Time Out on Fight Face)

                        "Fight Face is, to quote Tabitha, “a happy slappy” take on life today. It’s fast paced, funny, sad, violent, loving…everything that life can be."

(Whats On Stage on Fight Face)

                        "Gemma Fairlie's dark, tense production... is always troubling, always absorbing."

(The Times on Hangover Square)

© 2019 by Gemma Fairlie

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