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Gary Owen

British playwright
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Occupation Author Writer
Country United Kingdom
Date of birth Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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Gary Owen (born 1972) is a Welsh playwright and winner of the 2003 Meyer-Whitworth Award for new writing for the theatre.


He was writer in residence at Paines Plough between 2001 and 2002, and was previously script editor at BBC Wales Drama (1998–2000). His plays have been performed around the United Kingdom from London to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and abroad as far as Canada, Australia and Germany – in which Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco was performed in German at Theater in Der Fabrik, Dresden in February 2003.

His 2010 play Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian was a nominee for the 2010 TMA Awards best new play.



  • Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco (2001)
  • Fags (2002)
  • The Shadow of a Boy (2002)
  • The Drowned World (2002)
  • Amser Canser (2003) (in Welsh)
  • The Low Hundreds (2003)
  • Cold Harbour (2003)
  • The Green (2003)
  • Ghost City (2004)
  • Hartleby, Oooglemore and Jeramee (2005)
  • An Enemy for the People (2006)
  • Mary Twice (2008)
  • Amgen:Broken (2009)
  • Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian (2010)
  • Iphigenia In Splott (2015)
  • Violence and Son (2015)
  • Killology (2017)
  • The Cherry Orchard (2017) (re-imagining)


  • "Osskah" (short story, published in the Doctor Who collection Short Trips: Snapshots) 2007
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