Stephen is a multi-award winning composer, director and creator of theatre, based in Cumbria. He has had his work performed across the UK, collaborating with a number of different singers, including contestants of the X Factor and The Voice.
Stephen is the co-founder and composer for two exciting, young theatre companies – leoe&hyde and The Three Inch Fools – each with a focus in integrating exciting musical genres into theatre. Stephen is the composer of the multi-award winning and internationally-featured The Marriage of Kim K which is currently in development for its Australian premiere in 2019. His most recent show GUY has recently been transferred to the King’s Head Theatre after a critically acclaimed Off-West End run at the Bunker Theatre.
Born and bred in Cumbria, Stephen moved to Manchester in 2009 to study composition at Chetham’s School of Music, after which he took up a choral scholarship at Merton College, Oxford. He majored in composition, film music and contemporary pop and graduated in 2014 with first class honours.
As a freelance composer, Stephen works on a number of wide-ranging commissions, but spends most of his time collaborating with two exciting, upcoming theatre companies. He is the co-founder and composer of leoe&hyde – a Manchester-based company specialising in bringing contemporary pop and diverse musical genres into the realm of theatre. Their 2017 success The Marriage of Kim K is currently in development for its Australian premiere in 2019, whilst their most recent show GUY has recently been transferred to the King’s Head Theatre after a critically acclaimed Off-West End run at the Bunker Theatre. They have been the recipient of many theatre awards – including winning Best Show at Birminghamfest for two years running – and have worked with a number of exciting artists including Seann Miley Moore of the X Factor, Emily Burnett of The Voice and West End vocal coach Mary Hammond.
Stephen is also the composer and musical director for The Three Inch Fools, a touring Shakespeare company who specialise in musical renditions of the bard’s plays. Now in their third year, the Fools have performed to thousands of audiences across the UK and continue to grow, most recently being nominated for Best Show at the Buxton Fringe Festival for their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
If you would like to talk about commissions, collaborations or any new projects, please do get in touch – I’d love to hear from you!
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