Originally from Edinburgh, Stephen trained at The Arts Educational Schools, London. He has directed productions in London and around the UK and is the Associate Director of the West End productions of Hamilton and Moulin Rouge.
Recent Theatre Directing credits include: West Side Story (BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall & Edinburgh International Festival, Usher Hall); You Forgot The Mince – a new play by Francesca Joy (Edinburgh Festival/UK Tour 2017); Benighted by J.B. Priestley (World Premiere, London – Winter 2016) [Off West End Award Nomination – Best Director]; You Forgot The Mince (UK Tour 2016); The Last Five Years (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Criterion Theatre, London), Little Women (Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham), Return To The Forbidden Planet (SWG3, Glasgow), Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together (The Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Dubailand (Finborough Theatre), If Only… by Michel Tremblay (Bread & Roses Theatre, London), Circuit Breaker (Timewave Festival, London), The Wizard of Oz (St. Ives Theatre, Cornwall), Cross Purpose by Albert Camus (King’s Head Theatre, London) and Jubilee Street (Theatre503, London).
Film Directing credits include: Loved Before (Music Video – Eighty8 Films), Da (2019 Release – Rare Moustache/Crixus/Criaglockhart Road Productions), The Trip (Short/London Sci-Fi Festival 2014), 13 (Short/Rare Moustache) and Shooting Star (Music Video/The Big Bads).
Associate/Assistant Director credits include: Hamilton (Associate Director – Victoria Palace Theatre, London – West End), 42nd Street (Associate Director – Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London – West End), Barnum (Cameron Mackintosh/Michael Harrison/UK Tour), From Here To Eternity (West End, 2014 Cinema Release), Private Lives (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh), La Fanciulla del West (Opera Holland Park), RENT (Greenwich Theatre), Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten (Aldeburgh Music Festival/BBC), What You Will (The Globe Theatre/London 2012 Festival), While The Sun Shines (Top Goat Productions, Lion & Unicorn Theatre), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (LOST Theatre).
On stage, Stephen’s credits covered several large scale productions, including the 2012 Olivier Award Winning (Best Musical Revival) Crazy For You (West End and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), My Fair Lady (BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall and Sheffield Theatres) and The Producers (West End). During this time he worked with directors such as Adrian Noble, Daniel Evans, Timothy Sheader, Susan Stroman, and Stephen Mear.
Stephen is a Creative Consultant to the St. Ives Theatre, Cornwall.