is a playwright and educationalist. Two of his plays were produced in drama festivals in the Netherlands where he was based for several years. In 2018, he was awarded a grant by the prestigious Peggy Ramsey Trust to write his first full-length play Afternoon Tea with Mrs Singh. Gurmit completed his first degree in Economics at Brown University, Rhode Island , USA, – including a year at the LSE – his MEd at the University of Exeter and, in 2016, was awarded a PhD in Education at the University of Leeds. From 2008-2010, he worked for the NGO International Aids Society in Geneva, Switzerland, developing distance learning for doctors, organisaing international conferences and working with major funders in the public and private sectors. Gurmit has chaired international academic conferences and his research has been published in handbooks and journals. An interview with Gurmit on his work as playwright and his first full-length play Afternoon Tea with Mrs Singh will be appearing shortly on the Theatre page on this site.
is a traditionally published author and award-winning film maker. His best known book, The Pope’s Armada the first investigation into cultish new movements in the Catholic Church, was an international best-seller, with editions published in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Belgium, France and Italy. Time magazine described it as ‘a searing attack upon three of the most energetic new movements in the Catholic Church’. He has also written two successful LGBTQ historical novels set in ancient Rome. His work as a film director and producer includes founding three start-ups, each opening innovative sectors for film production. Most notable of these was Man 4 Man, which, in the early 1990s was one of the first LGBTQ fim and video production companies in the UK. Prior to this he had directed over 100 documentaries for leading companies, including over forty for British Airway, three of which won international awards. Urquhart is a qualified hypnotherapist.