Stephen Brown (playwright)

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Stephen Brown is best known as a playwright but has also been a publisher and writer.

Life and career[edit]

Brown attended Eton College, Jesus College, Cambridge and the University of Sussex.

He was Publisher of Prospect Magazine and has reviewed theatre for Radio 4's Front Row, the Times Literary Supplement and others.[1]

In 2003, he wrote the script for Filter Theatre's Faster, based on the James Gleick book of the same name. After running at the Battersea Arts Centre and Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith), this toured nationally and internationally.[2][3]

In 2007, his play Future Me, which dramatised the prison treatment of a successful lawyer convicted of sex offenses, was produced at Theatre 503. It was subsequently produced in Berkeley and New York, and toured England with Coronation Street's Rupert Hill.[4][5][6]

He was subsequently commissioned by the National Theatre to write a play about René Descartes, and to adapt Occupational Hazards, Rory Stewart's memoir of his experiences as a senior coalition official in Iraq.[7] This latter work was produced at the Hampstead Theatre in May 2017.[8]


  • Future Me (Oberon, 2007)


  1. ^ "Stephen Brown". United Agents. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  2. ^ "Home". Filter Theatre. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  3. ^ "A modern production - Theatre & Dance - Arts - Evening Standard". 2003-04-08. Archived from the original on 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  4. ^ Alistair Smith (2007-06-27). "The Stage / Reviews / Future Me". Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  5. ^ Sadie Gray Last updated at 7:53PM, June 16, 2012. "The Times | UK News, World News and Opinion". London: Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  6. ^ Lyn Gardner (2007-06-27). "Theatre review: Future Me / Theatre 503, London | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  7. ^ "Stephen Brown". United Agents. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  8. ^ Billington, Michael (9 May 2017). "Occupational Hazards review – headlong rush through Rory Stewart's Iraq memoir". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 May 2017.