Lola studied English and Drama at the University of Bristol, before taking an MA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She is also a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme. She has been selected for creative brainstorming sessions for Nickelodeon Television and CBBC New Voices Initiative and is currently developing television and radio projects with the BBC and independent production companies.
Lola is writing and performing a character comedy show AWAY DAY for the Edinburgh Fringe, which will preview at The Battersea Arts Centre, as part of their Edinburgh Comedy Previews.
NIMBY Gravel Theatre and Make&Bake / Old Red Lion
‘A highly promising first play that confirms that, in the new writing stakes, it is currently women who are making the running’- Michael Billington
‘Stephenson has embraced the challenges of making work that is both perceptive and intelligent — and funny too.’ – Aleks Sierz
WHAT’S IN MY BOX?: PEACE OFFERING DryWrite / The Bush
PLAYLIST: ‘IT’S OH SO QUIET’ Theatre 503
COALITION: ‘SHOTGUN CIVIL PARTNERSHIP IN THE ROSE GARDEN’ Theatre 503
Short play written in collaboration with cabaret duo Bourgeois and Maurice
‘Lola Stephenson’s alliance with cabaret act Bourgeois & Maurice, involving a rifle, a posh bird with a one-track mind, a monumentally stupid gardener and three children called Freedom, Fairness and Responsibility, gets my vote’. – Timeout
LACTOSE INTOLERABLE Offcut Festival / Old Red Lion
PHANTASTMAGORIA: ‘BREAKING NEWS’ Gravel Theatre Company / Theatre 503
PLAYLIST: ‘WAITING FOR THE HEARTACHES’ Theatre 503 / Latitude Festival
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