Whitley Bay born and bred, Steve started his professional career as a Voice-over Artiste for radio and television and appeared on National television as the original Dairy Crest milkman. He toured extensively with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra as Production Manager and for twenty five years, Steve stage-managed Scotland’s international entertainers the Alexander Brothers, in their annual Burns Night Show.
As compere and Master of Ceremonies, Steve is in regular demand and has chaired many productions of The Magic of the Music Hall and The Good Old Days.
Steve loves panto and under the banner of Grimaldi he is co-author of many scripts which are performed across the world.
Pantomime appearances include three seasons at Darlington Hippodrome, as Mr Darling/Captain Hook in Peter Pan, and the dual role of Dame and Director in Snow White and Jack and the Beanstalk. He played King Rat in Dick Whittington at the New Theatre Hull. Steve played Abanazar and also directed Aladdin at Venue Cymru, Llandudno. Appearances at the Theatre Royal Newcastle where has been playing 'the villain' over the last ten consecutive seasons.
Other work includes summer seasons for Haven Holidays in Scotland and on the South coast. As stage manager, Steve has also understudied on UK and Scottish tours of Jolson and Co, When Harry Met Sally, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and the Susan Boyle musical I Dreamed a Dream. Steve also toured the UK with the award winning production of Chess.
Steve designed The Bobby Thompson Story at the Theatre Royal Newcastle in 2013 and has toured it throughout the North East returning to the Theatre Royal in the spring of 2018. He also appeared in the Theatre Royal 175th Gala in 2012.
During the spring and summer of 2015, Steve extensively toured the UK in The Chuckles Of Oz, a new family musical starring the Chuckle Brothers. During the spring of 2017 he played the Weasel King in the UK tour of Wind in the Willows. In September 2017 Steve toured the North East in a one-man play Cornered repeating his performance in spring 2018. Easter 2019 was spent playing the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz at the Theatre Royal St Helens, the third time Steve has played this role.
In October 2015, Steve was the proud recipient of the 'Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Artistry ' award at the Technical Theatre Awards in London.
When Steve is not acting, directing or touring, he is one of two Scenic Artists who restore and paint the vast stock of stage sets for Qdos, the world’s largest pantomime producer.
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