“If you miss it, you’ll be kicking yourself”
Brighton Fringe Review 2015
Now booking spring /summer 2017
Now booking for Spring and Summer 2016
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Stephen Plaice is a dramatist working in opera, theatre and film. In the last decade he has become one of Britain's leading librettists and bookwriters for musical theatre.
* The Tale of Januarie, Stephen’s operatic adaptation of Chaucer’s The Merchant’s Tale, with music by Julian Philips, will be produced at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in March 2017.
The opera will be directed by Martin Lloyd Evans and conducted by Dominic Wheeler.
* Stephen has recently co-edited a poetry anthology, The Fonthill Poets, bringing together the work of the group he belonged to in the 1980s. Read more...
* Stephen is Writer in Residence
in the Composition Department at the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama, where he co-runs the Opera Making and Writing MA. He is also researching his forthcoming book Who Wrote the
* Stephen has completed the libretto for Amy, commissioned by the Royal Swedish Opera. It is scheduled for performance in 2020. The composer is Rolf Martinsson. This mainstage production is an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novella Amy Foster.