Stephen Keyworth

Stephen grew up in Nottingham and studied at Manchester University, coming away with a 2.1 BA Hons in Drama and Postgraduate Diploma in Scriptwriting.  He now lives in Norwich.

East Anglia

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Stephen has written for television, radio and theatre.  Work for Radio 4 includes Gondwanaland, My Difficult Second Album, Marathon Man, The Two Georges, The Last Minutes for the Comedians Theatre Company and he’s currently adapting William Goldman’s classic The Princess Bride which will be broadcast for Christmas 2021.

He was chosen for the BBC Drama Writers Academy under John Yorke, and has written for EastEnders, Casualty and is now a contract writer on Doctors.  In 2020 his Charlie Kaufman-esque episode The Joe Pasquale Problem got record audiences at the start of Lockdown 1 and had #joepasquale trending on Twitter higher than #coronavirus

He’s written sitcom pilots for BBC Comedy, Leopardrama and Bayamber, and been a finalist in the Bafta Rocliffe Comedy Forum and Sitcom Mission.  In 2011 he won Shine Pictures' Big Idea science fiction prize, and he did rewrites on movie Breaking The Bank starring Kelsey Grammer, released in 2016.

Stage plays include Mad For It at Manchester’s Royal Exchange, Zimbabwe Boy for Flight 5065 at the National 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 a one night arts extravaganza.  Artists included Damon Albarn, Jo Brand and the Royal Court Theatre.

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