Steve is Artistic Director of Soho Theatre. Since joining in 2010 he has directed The One (2015 and 2018), Blueberry Toast, Roller Diner (winner of the West End Wilma Award for Best Comedy 2017), Only the Brave (with Wales Millennium Centre), Bits of Me Are Falling Apart, First Love is the Revolution, Death of a Comedian (with Lyric Belfast and Abbey Dublin), I Kiss Your Heart, The Night Before Christmas, Address Unknown (in English and French), Pastoral, The Boy Who Fell Into A Book, Utopia, Fit and Proper People (with the RSC), Late Night Gimp Fight, Mongrel Island and Realism.
Under the partnership between Steve and Mark Godfrey (Executive Director), Soho Theatre has grown its audiences and reputation. In 2021 they will be opening an additional 1000 seat venue in Waltham Forest offering the best in new comedy, cabaret, theatre and pantomime.
Steve has written and directed the annual panto for the Oxford Playhouse since 2015, having brought panto back to the Lyric Hammersmith in 2013 with Jack and the Beanstalk (also Dick Whittington and Aladdin – 2014 and 2015).
Prior to joining Soho Theatre, he directed Macbeth for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2009 the highly successful production of Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness for Headlong Theatre. In 2008 he had three critically praised successes with Vincent River in New York, the original Edinburgh production of Only the Brave and Metropolis for Theatre Royal Bath’s Storm on the Lawn. He also transferred Rupert Goold’s Macbeth onto Broadway.
Steve was an Associate Director, at the RSC over two years from 2006-07.
In 2004 he directed several premieres for Sir Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and returned to direct the Christmas show in 2006. He has worked with the National Theatre, RSC, in the West End, on Broadway, at the Royal Court, Lyric Hammersmith, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Theatre Royal Bath, Watford Palace Theatre, Sherman Theatre Cardiff and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.