Stephen Clark

Book and Lyrics/Original Story

Stephen Clark’s play, Stripped, won a Jefferson Award in Chicago 2003 (Circle Theatre). Other plays include Takeaway (Lyric Hammersmith and national tour) and Making Waves at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.


Stephen became involved with music theatre after studying with Stephen Sondheim at Oxford University in 1991. His first musical, Eyam, was produced at the Old Fire Station and The Bridewell. Stephen went on to receive an Olivier award for his lyrics for the re-worked version of Martin Guerre for Cameron Mackintosh, which then toured Britain and North America.


Other work includes Forbidden City (Esplanade Theatre, Singapore) and The Far Pavilions (The Shaftsbury Theatre, London). He adapted the libretto of La Traviata for ENO’s new production in 2006. Stephen’s music theatre adaptation of The Mahabharata, music by Nitin Sawhney, opened in 2007 at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, and toured Britain. He has recently completed the book and lyrics for Love Story, music by Howard Goodall, opening at Chichester June 2010.