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Born in Manchester, based in Derbyshire for the last 20 years.
His teachers have included Philippe Gaullier, Pierre Byland, Simon McBurney, and Antonio Fava.

Gerry has performed with many companies including the David Glass Ensemble and Bubble Theatre. He worked in Italy for two years, teaching clowning and performing with Clown Selvaggio.

In 1991 he co-founded Commotion. Joint Artistic Director of the company, he appeared in all their shows – Point of Departure, No Matter What, The Quest for Don Quixote, Don Juan, and Get Out of Here. Directors for the company included John Wright, Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermot.

Gerry is now Artistic Director of Shifting Sands Theatre, founded in 1998.

Gerry's directing credits include: Box to Hawaii for Theatre Kurt, Frankfurt; Window to The Moon and Wolf at The Door for Phil Gunderson; Fools!Fools!Fools! and Don't Let Go for Chung Ying Theatre Company in Hong Kong; When in Rome and I am a Viking for Gonzo Moose.

He has directed and appeared in all the Shifting Sands shows: Pandora's Box, Faustus - A Devilish Comedy, Romeo & Juliet, Great Expectations, The Deadline, Devil's Doctor. A new show, BOXED IN, will be touring in spring 2013. All Shifting Sands' shows have been Arts Council funded apart from Devil's Doctor, which was funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Gerry has taught clown and related subjects for the last fifteen years in universities, colleges, schools plus the Circus Space, Circomedia and the City Literary Institute, London.

He is Associate Creative Director at Greentop Circus Centre, Sheffield with particular responsibility for directing the CIP end of course show and for HOTHOUSE, Greentop's artist development programme.

He has a close working relationship with TUT, a Clown school in Hannover, and also with Youth Music Theatre, the UK's leading national music Theatre Company for young people for whom he has devised and directed six shows.