About

Juliet is currently commissioned at The Donmar Warehouse, Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre and the RSC’s Swan Theatre.

She is the recipient of the Roland Rees Bursary, named in honour of the co-founder of the Alfred Fagon Award and the BBC World Service Alexander Onassis Research Bursary. She was recently the RSC/Birmingham University Creative Fellow and has an MA in Writing For Performance from Goldsmiths College, London University.

Production Highlights

Her plays include; The Whip performed at the RSC’s Swan Theatre, February/March 2020. Day of The Living performed at The Other Place as part of RSC’s Mischief Festival, Upper Cut at Southwark Playhouse, 2015. At The Gates of Gaza, 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 2006 season dealing with genocidal conflict in Darfur.
Television includes: Soon Gone; A Windrush Chronicle (co-produced by Sir Lenny Henry’s production company Douglas Road and the Young Vic Theatre. Juliet has also written a political drama for a Limited TV Series, currently in development.
For Radio; One Hot Summer (BBC Radio 4)

Juliet teaches creative writing for the National Theatre’s New Views programme, an annual playwriting scheme for 14-19 year olds.

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

Day of the Living production photos - Juliet Gilkes Romero

Soon Gone; A windrush Chronicle (Douglas Road Productions/Young Vic/BBC4)

The Whip, written by Juliet Gilkes Romero
The Whip, written by Juliet Gilkes Romero

“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.

My characters are heroic and flawed, mythic and real. They are vehicles for remembering, even when remembering can seem unwise.”