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Stephen Duckham

Bob Larbey

Stephen has been involved with Pantomimes both professional and amateur for over thirty years. Having directed every major title he turned to writing in the early 1990's and has had his scripts performed all over the British Isles, Southern Ireland, Europe, Australia and the USA. In fact his first script, Cinderella, was written for an American production in Los Angeles and starred Zsa Zsa Gabor as the Fairy Godmother. For the last six years he has had a script of his performed in London's West End this year was the brand new Pinocchio. Also new this year is The Pied Piper of Hamelin and in preparation for next Christmas Robin Hood, which will be his sixteenth script.

Also a director of musicals Stephen has well over 180 productions to his credit including six European Premieres and four World Premieres. He has also co-written a number of original musicals, the most recent being a new free adaptation of Charles Kingsley’s ‘The Water Babies’ retitled 'Tom and the Water Babes'. This was work-shopped last year and hopefully will have a full production this year. 2008 saw the premiere of 'Valentino' a musical based on the life of the first screen superstar. Combining the settings of on and off screen romances, together with the turbulent private life of the silent film star, this musical has a large amount of parts and company work plus choreography that includes the 20's sultry new dance 'the tango'.

Stephen’s writing and directing work has taken him all over Great Britain and to many parts of the USA. He recently directed the US premiere in New Orleans of a new musical called 'Scandalous', based on the life of D H Lawrence.

Stephen lives in Coventry and has been involved in the theatre from an early age as a performer, musical director, composer, director and writer. He also lectures on the history of the musical theatre and in his spare time is an avid collector of musicals. He is also on the board of the Noel Coward Society and has been a long time member of the Talisman Theatre Company in Kenilworth where most of his pantomime scripts and musicals are premiered.

Last updated 28th February 2011.

Plays we've performed

Cinderella (2011)