Steven Dexter

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Steven Dexter (born 1962) is a theatre director and writer. Born in South Africa, he moved to London in 1984 and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

West End productions[edit]

In 2003 he directed both Peter Pan and The Pirates of Penzance, playing in repertoire at the Savoy Theatre, London.[1]

His production of La Cava (book by Dana Broccoli, lyrics by John Claflin, music by Laurence O'Keefe and Stephen Keeling) transferred from the Churchill Theatre, Bromley to the Victoria Palace Theatre, London, in 2000, transferring to the Piccadilly Theatre in 2001.[2]

As a book writer, he co-wrote Maddie, (with Shaun McKenna, music by Stephen Keeling), produced by Kenny Wax Productions,[3] which transferred to the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue in 1997 and he directed Romance! Romance!, which transferred to the Gielgud Theatre, London, in the same year.

Other productions[edit]

He directed the world premiere and 2007 revival of the Olivier Award winning musical Honk! at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury.[4] In Derby he directed the world premiere of The Pros, The Cons and a Screw in 2009.[5] Also in 2009, he directed the world premiere of a new musical, Loserville: The Musical for Youth Music Theatre UK, written by James Bourne and Elliot Davis.[6]

Dexter worked extensively for the Habima Theatre, the Israeli National Theatre, directing Honk! (2000), Mary-Lou (2002), The Full Monty (2003), Shirley Valentine (2005) and High School Musical (2008).[7] In Singapore he directed Forbidden City: Portrait of An Empress (2002) (a collaboration with Stephen Clark and Dick Lee)[8] and Fried Rice Paradise (2010).[9]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Gillard, David. "Pirates of Penzance". Daily Mail. London.
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  3. ^ "Kenny Wax: Musicals". Archived from the original on 2010-07-16.
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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
  7. ^ Brinn, David (2008). "Summer lovin', sabra style". Jerusalem Post.[dead link]
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
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