Stephen founded Demi-paradise Productions in 2000. The rolling ensemble performed sell out indoor promenade Shakespeare & other entertainments at Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle until 2016 when he reached state retirement age and moved from Lancaster. Stephen continues as producer and performer from his new home in Northumberland, specialising in bespoke live audio events. More details of current and upcoming productions here: www.demiparadiseproductions.co.uk
“This royal throne of kings, this scept’red isle…this other Eden, demi-paradise …this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England…” (From John’o’Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster’s speech, in Richard II)
Since Richard II in 2000 Demi-paradise staged Measure for Measure (2001), Macbeth (2002), All’s Well that Ends Well (2004), Richard III (2006) Hamlet (2008) The Merchant of Venice (2010) Much Ado About Nothing (2012) & Othello (2014) and a new different production of Measure for Measure (2016). Other annual productions were Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly, a celebration of Yuletide in words and music, and Ghostly Tales – modern and classic short story readings in low lit rooms – proved equally popular in the run up to Halloween.