Juliet Gilkes Romero

Selected credits

  • The WhipRoyal Shakespeare Company / Swan Theatre
  • Soon Gone; A Windrush ChronicleDouglas Road / Young Vic (TV)
  • Day of the LivingRSC Mischief Festival / The Other Place
  • UppercutSouthwark Playhouse
  • At The Gates of GazaBirmingham Repertory Theatre / Tour
  • Bilad Al-Sudan Tricycle Theatre (now Kiln)


Juliet is a writer for stage and screen based in London. Her distinguished career as a journalist saw her reporting for the BBC in countries including Cuba, Ethiopia, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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

At The Gates of Gaza won the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Best Play Award 2009.

Juliet is the recipient of the Roland Rees Bursary 2019, 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.

Featured work

The Whip

RSC Swan Theatre
Director: Kimberley Sykes
Set & Lighting Design: Ciaran Bagnall
Costume Design: Nicky Shaw
Music Composition: Akintayo Akinbode
Sound Design: Claire Windsor
Photo: Steve Tanner © RSC

The Stage ****
Whatsonstage ****
Daily Telegraph ****
The Sunday Times **** 

A riveting 19th century political drama ……. full of pace, intrigue, tension and political machination”  Guardian

Soon Gone : A Windrush Chronicle

BBC Arts/Douglas Road Productions/Young Vic
Ep 4 written by Juliet Gilkes Romero
Directed by Christiana Ebohon-Green
Starring Vinette Robinson

These are beautiful self-contained stories, but together they explore the experience of migration, each generation examining their identity in a country that has been less than welcoming“.
★★★★ Guardian

Day of The Living

RSC Mischief Festival / The Other Place
Directed by Amy Draper
Composer/Lyricist: Darren Clark
Photo: Ellie Merridale

Electrifyingly inventive… radiating anger, defiance and, ultimately, hope. Fiercely effectiveThe Times

Its flurry of colour, spirit and celebratory verve at first belies, but gradually reveals, the obscenities of the cartel-related crimes it describes The Stage

To request full CV or check availability

0207 2871441