Stephanie Dale writes stage, audio and large-scale plays

Current commissions: 

Spinning the Moon, Dorchester Community Plays Association, 2023. Directed by Peter Cann.

Credits include:

The Lost Boy, Theatre in the Quarter, Chester, 2016. The play is set in a working-class coastal town and explores how we treat stranger. ★★★★The Stage: "A beautifully crafted and pertinent new play featuring testimony from real asylum seekers." ★★★★ We are Chester: "Haunting and provoking." Directed by Kate McGregor.

A World Beyond Man, Centric Theatre, West Midlands, 2014. A solo show based on the diary of Valarian Albernov and his attempt to walk 200 miles across the frozen Kara sea.★★★★ Broadway Baby: "An impressive debut from an exciting new company."★★★★★ The Good Review: "It's simply compelling, exhausting and chilling...superb." 2014/15, Centric, national touring. Directed by Peter Cann.

Adaptations:

Persuasion, Theatre 6, London, National tour. 2018/9.  A fresh adaptation of Jane Austen's final, complete novel adapted to mark the 200th anniversary of her death. Autumn tour, 2018. Theatre6. Directed by Kate McGregor.

★★★★★ Broadway Baby: "Beautifully fresh."★★★★★ Wirral Globe News: "Warm and inviting."★★★★★ Writebase: "Beautiful. Evocative. Modern."★★★★ NorthWestend: "Austen would be charmed by this adaptation."★★★★ London Theatre1: "A very strong adaptation."★★★★ Henley Standard: "A carefully crafted paean to a timeless author."★★★★ Upper Circle: "Very impressive."

Alice in Wonderland,Theatre in the Quarter, Chester, 2014. Directed by Peter Wild. Alice's life was transformed the day she met Mr Carroll. He claimed he could teach her how to imagine, with extraordinary results. ★★★★The Stage: "Huge praise for finding such a fresh way to present such familiar material - a multi-layered and inventive take on a familiar tale that manages to be both a clever re-imagining and a faithful reproduction of Carroll’s fanciful worlds." Theatre in the Quarter.★★★★ Public Reviews★★★★Whats on Stage: "An absolute delight, a triumph from start to finish!"

Moonfleet, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and South West Tour, 2012. "Brought vividly to life...a gripping yarn...it is breathtaking." Dorset Eye. 

BBC Radio Four ​​​- Afternoon Dramas:

Losing Paradise - 2021, a drama exploring the U.K's first environmental refugees. Pick of the Week Sunday Times, Pick of the Week BBC Radio.To listen, click here.

Believe Me - an unexpected and lesser told story of domestic abuse, made with an accompanying documentary, The Last Refuge. Pick of the Week, Radio four. Pick of the Week, Radio Times. Nominated for the Tinniswood Award.

Written in Mist - co-written with Ieaun Watkins - a drama that explores the devastating repercussions of stalking.

 

First Bite of the Air - a drama about Keresley pit in Coventry, the last coal mine to close in the UK.

 

The Wife - a drama about Martha Bates, as part of the Gunpowder Women series.

 

What is Missing from Your Life? (The Women) - a drama doc based on the answer to question, selected from 200 letters written by women in Birmingham. Pick of the Week, Radio Four And Radio Times Pick of the Day.

What is Missing from Your Life? (The Men) - a drama doc based on the answer to the question, selected from 200 letters written by men in Birmingham. Pick of the Week, Radio Four and Radio Times Pick of the Day. ​

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Additional Information:

Stephanie Dale has a degree in Theatre and Media Drama, and an MA in Playwriting from the University of Birmingham.

 

She founded and ran the MA in Drama Writing, with David Edgar, at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, June 2018-Dec 2021. 

Publications:

Medieval and Early Modern England on the Contemporary Stage, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021. To buy, click here.

Women and Work, Women and Theatre, 2021. Featuring 14 monologues about women who have seen massive changes in their work sectors over the past 30 years. To buy, click here.

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry, Simon and Schuster, 2016. A collection of poems raising money for Amnesty International. To support Amnesty, click here. 

Podcasts: 

Women and Work, Women and Theatre, 2019. To listen, click here.

 

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