Simon Stephens

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Not to be confused with Simon Stevens or Simon Stevens (civil servant).
Simon Stephens
Born 6 February 1971
Manchester
Occupation Playwright
Nationality British
Spouse Polly Heath

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Simon Stephens (born 6 February 1971 in Manchester) is an English playwright. Having taught on the Young Writers' Programme at the Royal Court Theatre for many years, he is now an Artistic Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith. He is the inaugural Associate Playwright of Steep Theatre Company, Chicago, where two of his plays, Harper Regan and Motortown, had their U.S. premieres.[1] His writing is widely performed throughout Europe and, along with Dennis Kelly and Martin Crimp, he is one of the most performed English-language writers in Germany[2].

Life[edit]

Originally from Stockport, Greater Manchester, Stephens graduated from the University of York with a degree in History. After university, he lived in Edinburgh for several years, where he met his future wife Polly, before later completing a PGCE at the Institute of Education. He worked as a teacher for a few years, before quitting to become a professional playwright.

He was a member of Scottish art punk band Country Teasers.

He lives in London with his wife and three children.

Plays[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steep Theatre Opens 13th Season with Simon Stephens' MOTORTOWN Premiere Tonight". broadwayworld.com. BMW News Desk. Retrieved 2016-12-17. 
  2. ^ Haydon, Andrew (2015-05-21). "Going Deutsch: Britain and Germany's theatre exchange". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  3. ^ "The Threepenny Opera | National Theatre". www.nationaltheatre.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  4. ^ Heisenberg lortel.org, accessed February 3, 2016
  5. ^ Gardner, Lynn. "'Song from Far Away' review – Simon Stephens sneaks a late emotional punch" The Guardian, 6 September 2015
  6. ^ "Carmen Disruption", Deutsches Schauspielhaus, 2014 
  7. ^ "Blindsided", Royal Exchange Theatre, 2014 
  8. ^ "Birdland", Royal Court Theatre, 2014 
  9. ^ "London", Salisbury Playhouse, 2012 
  10. ^ "Morning", Lyric Hammersmith, 2012 
  11. ^ "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time", Royal Court Theatre, 2012 
  12. ^ "A Doll's House", Young Vic, 2012 
  13. ^ "A Doll's House", Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2014 
  14. ^ "Three Kingdoms", Theatre NO99, 2011 
  15. ^ "Three Kingdoms", Lyric Theatre, 2011 
  16. ^ "I Am The Wind", Young Vic, 2011 
  17. ^ "Wastwater", Royal Court Theatre, 2011 
  18. ^ "The Trial of Ubu", Hampstead Theatre, 2012 
  19. ^ "T5", Picture House, 2010 
  20. ^ "A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky", Lyric Hammersmith, 2010 
  21. ^ "Marine Parade", ETT, 2010 
  22. ^ "Punk Rock", Royal Exchange Theatre, 2009 
  23. ^ "Sea Wall", Bush Theatre, 2008 
  24. ^ Walker, Lynne (2007), "Pornography Review", The Independent, London 
  25. ^ "Harper Regan", National Theatre, 2007 
  26. ^ "Motortown", Royal Court Theatre, 2006 
  27. ^ "Premieres; On the Shore of the Wide World" (PDF), Royal Exchange Theatre, 2005 
  28. ^ "Country Music", Royal Court Theatre, 2004 
  29. ^ "Christmas", Bush Theatre, 2004 
  30. ^ "One Minute", ATC, 2003 
  31. ^ Hickling, Alfred (14 November 2002), "Port Review", The Guardian, London 
  32. ^ "Herons", Royal Court Theatre, 2001 
  33. ^ "Bluebird", Royal Court Theatre, 1998 
  34. ^ "'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' Broiadway" playbillvault.com, accessed February 3, 2016
  35. ^ "Olivier Awards, 2013" olivierawards.com, accessed February 3, 2016
  36. ^ "Evening Standard theatre awards" standard.co.uk, 9 November 2009
  37. ^ "Awards 2010" uktheatre.org, accessed February 3, 2016
  38. ^ "Awards, 2008-09" criticsawards.theatrescotland.com, accessed February 3, 2016
  39. ^ "Olivier Awards, 2006" olivierawards.com, accessed February 3, 3016

External links[edit]

Official website of the Sea Wall movie, performed by Andrew Scott