|Occupation||Actor, Playwright, Director|
Stevie Helps is an English Actor, Playwright and Director from Welling,London.
Stevie was born in South East London, England. He was raised with four brothers and two sisters. After training at the Miskin Theatre, North Kent College, Helps went on to study Theatre at York St John University and the University of Salford.
After his training, Helps moved to Manchester where he began acting in Television, appearing in episodes of Heartbeat (British TV series) and Fresh Meat (TV series).
In 2014, Helps directed The Beast Within at the Manchester Theatre Showcase, winning an Award. In 2014, Helps co-launched the Manchester Hub Drama School in Manchester where he continues to work as an Acting Coach. Helps' other Directorial projects include 'Damaged Goods' (2014 & 2016), 'Spook Manor' (2017) and 'Red Circles' (2019).
He went on to join the team at New Live Theatre Company in 2014 as Co-Artistic Director and began his career as a playwright. Several of his plays have premiered at The Lowry In 2015, Helps wrote his debut play called 'Dragged Up', which was produced at the Eagle Inn Theatre in Salford. The play marked the beginning of his outspoken advocacy for mental health rights. Helps continued to develop his production which appeared under the titles 'Borderline Electra' at Hope Mill Theatre in 2016, 'Mind's A Labyrinth' and 'Happy Mind's Hospital', before Helps settled with the title 'RACHEL', a version of which was later produced at The Lowry with James Cartmell playing the role of the Mind in 2018.. Helps went on to write and premier two further plays at The Lowry, 'The Betting Shop' in 2019 and 'SARAH' in 2020.
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