About Gail Louw

Gail is an award winning playwright with plays performed both in the UK and across three continents in the USA, South Africa and Australia.

Her plays have been published in a collection by Oberon Books – Gail Louw: Collected Plays http://oberonbooks.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=GAIL+LOUW+COLLECTED+PLAYS

Gail’s play Blonde Poison  has been described by WhatsOnStage as: ‘One of the finest pieces of solo theatre ever to have been performed’.  Belinda Giblin, who stars  in the Australian production of Blonde Poison, has said:  ‘It is without a doubt the best and most exciting writing that I have experienced in my 45 years as an actor.’

Blonde Poison was on in the studio in the Sydney Opera House 2016, and at the Lawler Theatre, Melbourne also in 2016. Belinda was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the independent sector for Sydney Theatre Awards for Blonde Poison.

Blonde Poison with Fiona Ramsay was the Flagship Production at the prestigious Hilton Arts Festival in South Africa, September 2016.

Blonde Poison won Best in Fest at San Francisco Fringe Festival, September 2016.

Two Sisters will be touring to five UK venues in February/March 2017.

The Half Life Of Love will be performed in Salem, Oregon in May 2017.

Her play Duwayne won Best New Play at Brighton Fringe Festival, 2014.

Miss Dietrich Regrets was given 5 stars at its performance at the St James Theatre in London and it was described as ‘wonderfully written’. Its production in South Africa was hailed by the critics. Miss Dietrich Regrets was nominated for 4 Naledi Awards in South Africa. It won the award for Best Actress in 2015.

Her play Shackleton’s Carpenter received plaudits; ‘Louw’s writing is outstanding.’



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