Steve Orme was one of the first four contributors to the British Theatre Guide, posting his initial review in November 2002 – a touring production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest when it stopped off at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. Steve had been a freelance journalist for a number of years, writing for radio and television as well as newspapers.
His life changed in 1988 when he met Sue. They were soon married and found they shared a passion for theatre.
Steve's research for a television documentary fuelled a fascination with the Bard. He scripted and produced The Shakespeare Enigma, about the Shakespeare authorship controversy, and also produced and directed a modern, condensed version of Macbeth which was taken up by an American educational distributor.
Steve now works part-time lecturing broadcast journalism students at Nottingham Trent University.
He has written two plays, What’s Your Poison? about the supposed serial killer Dr William Palmer, and a ghost story Skulduggery. Both are being considered for tours by a professional theatre company in Derbyshire.
Steve has also self-published his first novel Storm Deaths which combines his two other interests: crime writing and basketball.
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nottingham Playhouse and Ramps on the Moon
The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Nottingham Playhouse in association with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and UK Productions Ltd