Plays by Gareth Farr

The Quiet House

Nick Hern Books
Type: Text

Gareth Farr's play The Quiet House is a drama about the effects of infertility on a young couple, and their struggle to conceive. It was first performed at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 26 May 2016, co-produced by Echo Presents, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Park Theatre, London. It transferred to Park Theatre on 7 June 2016.

The play follows young couple Jess and Dylan as they attempt to conceive their first child, embarking on a journey into the world of IVF. Forced to fight for the family they so desperately want, they put their faith in science and their relationship to the ultimate test.

The premiere production was directed by Tessa Walker and designed by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita. It was performed by Michelle Bonnard, Oliver Lansley, Allyson Ava-Brown and Tom Walker.

Gareth Farr is an actor and writer. His plays include: The Quiet House (Birmingham Rep & Park Theatre, London, 2016); and Britannia Waves the Rules (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2014 and tour; winner of a Judges' Award at the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting; Sydney Fringe Festival).
As an actor he has worked with the RSC, Young Vic, West End, Royal Court, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Sheffield Theatres, and has had numerous television roles on programmes including Misfits, Skins and Vera.
He is Head of Acting at Arts Educational Schools London.