Ross Gumbley

Ross began as a trainee actor at The Court Theatre in 1985. He has now appeared in over 100 productions for them and is currently the Artistic Director. He is also a highly accomplished improviser, and was a founding member of The Court Jesters.

In the late nineties he was Associate Artistic Director at Centrepoint under the Artistic Directorship of Alison Quigan and anchored his own radio show Gumbley’s Better Breakfast for Classic Hits. Ross and Alison have co-written six plays, four of which have been produced at The Court, including the critically acclaimed Flagons and Foxtrots.

Ross’ first solo venture as a playwright, Happy Coupling, premièred at The Court in 2006, the same year that he became the theatre’s Artistic Director. In 2016 he co-wrote the play Ropable with Allison Horsley, which he also directed for its 2017 debut.