Craig Stephens

Craig graduated from Warwick University and gained an M.A. at Lancaster University. He has performed with a number of companies including Insomniac Productions, Plane Performance, Talking Birds, The Playhouse. He has also written for amongst others; BBC Radio 4, Talking Birds, Hamfisted!, Ludlow Assembly Rooms and Lichfield Garrick Theatre.


He first worked with Stan’s Cafe devising Simple Maths in 1997 since when he has been at the heart of most of the company’s activities. Craig became Associate Director in 2006, a move that acknowledges his creative contribution to the company, his direction of numerous small-scale projects and his lead of the company on tour in James’s absence. Other commitments with Stan’s Cafe led to him not being in Finger Trigger Bullet Gun and the casting requirements meant he couldn’t be in Made Up, but he can be heard in this production playing a DJ on the show’s soundtrack, he also wrote words and lyrics to form this soundtrack.