Stephen Keyworth

A graduate of the BBC Writers Academy, Stephen has written for EastEnders and Casualty and is currently a contract writer on Doctors. His for Radio 4 includes Gondwanaland, My Difficult Second Album, A Farewell To Arms, The Two Georges, and he is currently adapting William Goldman’s novels Marathon Man and the sequel Brothers.

He has written sitcom pilots for BBC Comedy, Leopardrama and Bayamber. In 2012 reached the final of the Sitcom Mission 2012 (sponsored by Hat Trick) with Medicine To Follow (written with Mark Clompus). Their second script together got down to the last eight in the 2013 Bafta Rocliffe Sitcom competition. And in 2011 he won the Shine Pictures Big Idea feature film prize and he did rewrites on movie Breaking The Bank starring Kelsey Grammer which was released in May this year.

Stage plays include Mad For It (nominated Best New Play Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards) at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, Dog Well Done (winner of Amnesty International Theatre Award) and A (Gay Disabled Transexual) Love Story As Told To A Ticket Inspector At Alton Towers for Theatre Workshop.

As artistic director of Flight 5065 he filled the London Eye with comedy, theatre and music for Flight 5065, a one night arts extravaganza. Artists included Damon Albarn, Jo Brand and the Royal Court Theatre. In 2004 he commissioned and developed 10 new plays for the 5065 Lift – a 2m portable elevator venue based in the Pleasance Courtyard “The very confines of this space fuel the imagination…the standard of writing is so very high, I can’t recommend it enough.” – Scotland on Sunday. His production of Fanny and Faggot by Jack Thorne transferred to Trafalgar Studios.

Stephen was a finalist in the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award, and worked for many years as a stand-up comedian, as well as with improv groups Scratch and Improvedy.

 

Stephanie Gerra

Stephanie is a founder member of Future Perfect and Bloomsbury Voices. Her work has been published in South Bank Poetry, The London Miscellany Magazine, and she has recently published a second collection of prose and poetry, Racier Things. Famed for her honeyed vocal tones, she works as a writer-announcer for UKTV, BBC Worldwide and BSkyB/AETN.