Stephen Jackson’s poptrashtic musical Roller Diner won The Verity Bargate Award 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.
“Naughty, dirty but delicious, Roller Diner has an endearingly lovable quality that belies its savagery, and marks it as a sharp-tongued classic like Rocky Horror. It’s easy to imagine it on Broadway or the silver screen.” ★★★★★ The Upcoming
Stephen was also nominated for Best Composer 2017 in The Stage Debut Awards and in 2018 The Bingo Caller was also staged at Soho Theatre.
His work has also been shortlisted for the International Playwriting Festival, 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 dazzling little plays for BOLDtext, he occasionally appears to popular acclaim as Ted Pigeon – a grumpily surreal caretaker.