Gilly Roche

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Head of Interdisciplinary Practice
Gilly Roche


Gilly read Hispanic Studies at the University of Glasgow, with a focus on radical socialist Catalan theatre under Franco. She is an established producer of contemporary theatre, specialising in professional development, artistic strategy and creating risk-ready multi-disciplinary events.

As well as working as a producer, she has developed partnerships with and delivered training to students from a range of Higher Education institutions, including the University of Glasgow, York University, Leeds College of Music, Leeds University and Birkbeck University. Most recently, she was New Work Producer at Leeds Playhouse. During her tenure in Leeds, new work developed by the Playhouse won or was nominated for two Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Awards; multiple Fringe Firsts; the Stage Special Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Playwriting.

Originally from Glasgow, Gilly has worked as a producer with the National Theatre of Scotland, the Citizens Theatre and freelance and as a graphic designer in Barcelona and San Francisco.