Gerri Smith

Gerri‘s interest in the theatre began at the age of 10 when she was cast in a play called Tilly of Bloomsbury for the local amateur theatre in Swansea where she was born. She went on to perform in numerous productions for amateur companies in Cardiff and Newport.

In the 1970s Gerri worked extensively in the postgraduate drama course that ran at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. When she turned professional in her late 30s her first professional appearances were at the Sherman Theatre in Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’, Shaw’s ‘You Never Can Tell’ and Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’, all directed by Gareth Armstong.

Her strong contralto voice gave her the opportunity to appear in the musical ‘A Chorus of Disapproval’ at Theatre Clwyd. Nearly 20 years later she returned to Clwyd playing Rebecca Nurse in Terry Hands acclaimed production of The Crucible.
Television credits include ‘The Long Firm’, ‘Tracy Beaker’, ‘Sisters Three’, ‘Old Scores’ and ‘Ballroom’.

Gerri appeared on ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ as Vera Lynn and travels all over the UK and Europe in her own 40’s tribute show.

Gerri’s one-woman play based on the life of Dorothy Squires was premiered at The Edinburgh Festival before touring Wales.

Gerri is a co- director of the pre-eminent murder mystery company ‘Murder On The Menu’.