AUTHORS: Paul Stebbings
Paul Stebbings was born in Nottingham. He studied Drama at Bristol University and trained in the Grotowski method in Britain and Poland. After directing and acting professionally he founded TNT Theatre with Phil Smith in 1980. The company expanded rapidly, achieving funding from the UK government. TNT began its international touring in 1981 and gradually became a global theatre company.
In 1993 TNT began its collaboration with Grantly Marshall’s ADG Europe. Paul gradually shifted from actor-producer to theatre director and writer. He began directing Shakespeare’s major works in 2001. He has also directed independently in theatres as diverse as the St Petersburg State Comedy Theatre, the Athens Concert Hall, the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, Teatro Espressivo de Costa Rica and the Munich Glyptothek, all in languages other than English. Paul is the author or co-author (with Phil Smith) of over thirty plays or adaptations of novels. TNT performs around the world, giving more performances in more countries than any other theatre company. In 2014 Paul was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth for services to British culture. Paul lives in Munich and is married to the TV producer Angelika Stebbings.