Roger is an experienced writer
who has worked extensively in Theatre, Radio
Drama, Television and Animation.
His first professional production was
in 1978, and he is the only person to have
written for both Sooty and the Royal Shakespeare Company! He has also
taught creative writing in several universities including Oxford,
Cambridge, Bristol, Bournemouth and The Northern Film School, and at
drama schools such as RADA, Bristol Old Vic , Guildford and the Royal
Welsh College of Drama.
He studied History at Cambridge University with Simon Schama as
Director of Studies. (MA 1976)
Much of his dramatic writing has an historical dimension or theme.
He is a poet and has a published collection "Just a Matter of Time". In
2007 he taught a writing Summer School at Oxford University.
He is a former international track and field athlete, a Black Belt
(Shodan) and a fully qualified coach of the Japanese martial art of
Aikido. He is increasingly interested in using Aikido alongside
writing in a therapeutic manner.
Roger is also a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist.
His website is at : http://web.mac.com/roger.stennett
Roger has written several radio plays for the BBC:
STARDUST, his first radio play, was about Glenn Miller.
THE HIGH FRONTIER was about the Space Lab and the toppling of the
Berlin Wall whilst Russian astronauts were up there.
PRINCESS CARABOO is a puzzle; a young woman speaks an incomprehensible
language. No-one seems to know who she is, or where she is from.
GHOST WRITER is the play about a computer with an ego of its own.
The other two characters were Trevor and Celia, as in "Brief Encounter". The play starts with Rachmaninov because the main character, a playwright, is plagiarising Brief Encounter, and the concerto is its theme tune.
Agent : Sheil Land Associates (Lucy Fawcett: email@example.com)
also ... There is an Archive Hour programme
about Variety Theatre called Twice Nightly, which was presented by Roger's
father, Stan Stennett, who has been a comedian and entertainer for 60
Roger's website is at:
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
All of the above plays known to exist in VRPCC collections
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