Stephen Jackson’s poptrashtic musical Roller Diner won The Verity Bargate Award 2015 and after a run at Soho Theatre it went on to win The West End Wilma Award for Best Comedy 2017 in a public vote.
He was also nominated for Best Composer 2017 in The Stage Debut Awards.
His work has also been shortlisted for the International Playwriting Festival run by the Warehouse Theatre, The Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry, and The Raw Edge Monologue competition. This proves that he can rattle on a bit – and do it in rhyme if you are not careful.
He likes drawing too – and he illustrated his own children’s optical illusion adventure book Mirrorworld. (“A fantastic idea and brilliantly produced – Mirrorworld is addictive.” The Sunday Times.)
He was briefly a newspaper cartoonist – before doodling for his own greetings cards company
Stephen not only writes for BOLDtext, he occasionally appears to popular acclaim as Ted Pigeon – a grumpily surreal caretaker.
His one-man comedy The Bingo Caller featuring Marcus Hendry, is about to preview at Hall Green Little Theatre in Birmingham before moving on to London’s Soho Theatre 7-9 June. https://sohotheatre.com/shows/the-bingo-caller/