Rew Lowe

  • 24th January 2016

Rew makes and writes for theatre and television, and he’s also a poet and songwriter. Recent work includes Grandpa in My Pocket and The Ha Ha Hairies, which both won BAFTAs (BBC/Cartoon Network), Hansel and Gretel (Tobacco Factory/NIE), Our Glass House, which received the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Special Commendation (Common Wealth Theatre), Hush (Caroline Horton & Co/Oxford Playhouse), Thumbelina’s Great Big Adventure (Dancing Brick/Cambridge Junction/Birmingham MAC), Instant Light (SlungLow/Stockton International Riverside Festival), L_ve Hangman/Massive Battleships (Mufti), Golem (1927/Young Vic), The Bloody Square (Paradise Arenas/Concadia), A Rat’s Tale (Shanty/Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis), The End of Everything Ever, Past Half Remembered and My Long Journey Home (NIE), The Temptation of St Anthony (Bristol Old Vic) and Aladdin (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

He’s Artistic Director of Paradise Arenas with whom he’s written The Ballad of Shun Fujimato (Lyric Hammersmith) and Adventures in the Orgasmatron (Au Brana Centre for Performance Research, France, where he’s been invited on residency). He works as a consultant on comedy to the multi-BAFTA-winning Adastra, as well as with Bakehouse Factory. He’s an Associate Artist of Point Blank and The Riverside Live, Sheffield, and lectures on creating new work for children and young people at Bath Spa University. He trained in theatre in France with Philippe Gaulier (whose book, The Tormentor, he edited and co-translated). He’s currently developing a new play, A Seventh Man, in partnership with Bristol Old Vic, The Point, Eastleigh and The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, and is delighted to be working on the Tobacco Factory’s Christmas show this year, The Light Princess, in association with Peepolykus.

Rew is working as a writer for our Hidden City Writers in Residence event – part of Bristol Doors Open Day on 12th September 2015.