Juliet Gilkes Romero

Juliet is currently under commission with Neal Street Productions, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Donmar Warehouse and Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, and Synergy Theatre.

Production Highlights – Plays

Her plays include; The Gift a retelling of Medea filmed for Jermyn Street Theatre’s 15 Heroines of Greek Tragedy season 2020, The Whip performed at the RSC’s Swan Theatre 2020, Day of The Living performed at The Other Place as part of RSC’s Mischief Festival 2018, Upper Cut at the Southwark Playhouse 2015, At The Gates of Gaza, Birmingham Repertory Theatre & tour, winner of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Best Play Award 2009 , Bilad Al-Sudan performed at the Tricycle Theatre (now Kiln) as part of its 2006 season dealing with genocidal conflict in Darfur.

Production Highlights – TV

Screen and audio includes;  Soon Gone; A Windrush Chronicle co-produced by Sir Lenny Henry’s production company Douglas Road and the Young Vic Theatre, and One Hot Summer broadcast on BBC Radio 4.  Juliet currently has a TV drama in development.

She was recently the RSC/Birmingham University Creative Fellow and has an MA in Writing For Performance from Goldsmiths College, London University.

Juliet worked as a BBC foreign affairs reporter and producer for several years (BBC World Service Radio and BBC World TV). She has reported from countries including Ethiopia, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Juliet is also a Trustee at the Film & Television Charity.

Story Telling

“I have a passion for telling stories. I started as a journalist, travelling around the world, encountering the most courageous, people living in extraordinary situations… refugees, displaced people, political warriors, poets, musicians, cultural ambassadors in the fight for their human rights and dignity

My subject matter is largely political and concerned with the handprint of history on the present moment.”

Juliet at Frida Kahlo’s House, Coyoacán, Mexico

Frida Kahlo’s house

Frida Kahlo’s house. Coyoacán. Mexico City

Selected Projects