© 2016 by Gus Gowland.


Gus was born & raised in Muswell Hill, North London.


He trained as an actor at the RSAMD in Glasgow (Special Prize for Merit) and completed his Masters degree in Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths in 2011, graduating with Distinction. In November 2015 he wrote a short musical 'SICK!' which was performed at LOST Theatre as part of 'Accidents & Emergencies'. In 2014 his short play ‘Clocks & Teapots’ was performed at Rada Studios & the London Transport Museum as part of ‘London Omnibus’. He co-wrote and directed ‘Barren’, (special prize for merit at the LOST One Act Theatre Festival), ‘Love Love Love’ (Canadian Fringe Tour) & wrote & performed in ‘Tell Me On A Thursday’ at the Camden Fringe. In 2011 Gus wrote two songs for ‘Copyright Christmas’, for Olivier award winning theatre collective Duckie at the Barbican. He produced and directed a season of ‘Miniscule Musicals’ at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, one of which was performed at the Duckie 10th anniversary birthday party at South Bank Centre.


Gus was shortlisted for the inaugural Perfect Pitch award in 2013 & his songs ‘Take Me Back’ and ‘Turning Stones’ have been shortlisted for the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Award. Gus co-wrote the song ‘Home’, with Alistair Brammer for the MADTrust album ‘The West End Goes MAD for Christmas’. Gus' songs have been performed in London & New York as part of the NEXT showcase series. Gus was also one of 5 music industry experts to form the UK Jury for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014.



Photo: Andy Coxon/Hashtag Photography