Stephen Thompson (born 1967), sometimes credited as Steve Thompson, is a British playwright and screenwriter. He trained on the RADA playwrights' course, and his first play, Damages was performed at the Bush Theatre in 2004, winning the Meyer-Whitworth Award for new writing. In 2005 he was made Pearson writer in residence at The Bush where his next play Whipping It Up was also performed. Roaring Trade was performed by Paines Plough at the Soho Theatre. His latest play No Naughty Bits was performed at Hampstead Theatre in September 2011.
For television, he has contributed scripts for shows including Doctor Who, Sherlock and Upstairs Downstairs. He has been confirmed as writing a further episode of Sherlock for its third series.
Prior to writing he was a maths teacher at Tiffin School.
- Damages, Josef Weinberger Plays, 2004.
- Whipping It Up, Nick Hern Books, 2006.
- Roaring Trade, Nick Hern Books, 2009.
- No Naughty Bits, Nick Hern Books, 2011.
Television writing credits