Simon Stephens is a multi-award-winning playwright. His plays for theatre include Heisenberg, Birdland, Punk Rock, Harper Regan, Pornography, Motortown and Bluebird; adaptations include Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and The Seagull. Simon’s screenwriting includes an adaptation of Motortown for Film4, the two-part serial Dive (with Dominic Savage) for Granada/BBC, and a short film adaptation of Pornography for Channel 4’s ‘Coming Up’ series.
Awards include the Pearson Award for Best New Play for Port and the Olivier Award for Best New Play for On the Shore of the Wide World. His adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards. Simon’s book A Working Diary is published by Methuen. He is an Associate at the Royal Court, London and Steep Theatre Company, Chicago. For many years Simon taught on the Young Writers’ Programme at the Royal Court, and he is now a Professor of Scriptwriting at Manchester Metropolitan University.