Gemmma and Ellie

We weave bold, visually playful theatre with a female focus.

We have a fierce curiosity for playing and inventing; discovering tricks and twists to delight and excite. At the forefront of our work is a drive to create theatre with heart and weight; theatre that is underpinned by our values of gender equality.

Ellie

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Ellie is a playwright and actress with an affinity for movement and devising. She graduated in 2015 from the University of East Anglia with a first class degree in Drama. Whilst there she wrote plays for the Spotlight shorts festival, The One Planet Festival, the UEA Third Year Production, ‘Darlings’ and co-wrote Turn the Key’s first show, ‘Under the Erl Tree’. Ellie loves to work with people of all ages and since leaving UEA has used her drama expertise to work with young people in Doncaster, Bradford and Leeds. Alongside Fiercely Spun she is currently working for Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Gemma

Gemma Illustration

Rebbecca Feneley Fashion Illustration

Gemma has been writing and directing her own work since 2011 and is over the moon to be directing Fiercely Spun’s premier performance of “Grimm: An Untold Tale” by Jodie Garnish.

She is currently honing her craft at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she is studying an MA in Theatre Directing. Gemma has a First Class Degree in Drama and English Literature from the University of East Anglia (UEA); and it is here that she met Ellie and they discovered their shared passion for visually playful theatre.

Gemma is passionate about working with ensembles, experimenting with story telling techniques and new writing with a female focus. Alongside her work with Fiercely Spun, Gemma volunteers for The Mono-Box, is an advocate for gender equality, rock climbs and can often be found enjoying a bottle (or two) of wine in the company of good friends.

Previous Accolades


  • 4* Three Weeks (Under The Erl Tree 2014)
  • 5* Broadway Baby (The Cupboard 2015) “Remarkably original”
  • Listed in the Fringe Review’s Top 100 Unmissable Shows (The Cupboard 2015)
  • Highly Recommended Review; The Fringe Review (The Cupboard 2015) “a company to keep your eye on.”
  • Shortlisted for The Les Enfants Terribles Award (The Cupboard 2015)