His first play, Steadman’s Folly, won a national award in South Africa. His third, Hail Wedded Love, was staged at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town under the direction of Henry Goodman. Since 1988 Stephen has been a member of Bath Drama. Between 1993 and 2002 he wrote a series of eight pantos for the Club besides producing further work for indoor and open-air performances.
Stephen has worked as a university lecturer in English, a milkman, a call-centre operative, a lexicographer and publisher’s editor. He currently makes his living mainly by writing English-language schoolbooks for the Far Eastern market.
Stephen is married to Sally, whom he got to know while directing her in Love’s Labour’s Lost. He has three grown-up children by his previous marriage and two grandchildren.
Scripts by this Author
Ali Baba - Pantomime Scripts - All Groups
This new version of the exotic tale from the Thousand and One Nights is an open sesame to a treasure house of seasonal delights. It comes with a gallery of new and amusing characters, male and female, and a store of witty lines and comic situations. Its guaranteed to break the camel's back ... with laughing!
Beauty & The Beast - Pantomime Scripts - All Groups
The story's beautiful, and so is the heroine. The hero's beastly and the humour's wicked. It's a play of contrasts. It's a play of transformations. It's a play when wishes all come true, especially the audience's wish to be royally entertained!
Sleeping Beauty - Pantomime Scripts - All Groups
This new version of the old tale is guaranteed not to send anyone to sleep. Its witty and original take on the old story, in which traditional humour is intercut with drama and romance, will keep children enthralled, keep the adults in the audience entertained, and give the cast something to get their teeth into.