Stewart Melton



Maeve Bolger

Stewart is a writer, director and dramaturg. He scripted Islander, which was selected for the Made In Scotland 2019 showcase and subsequently revived in Australia, South Korea, Poland, Minnesota and Off-Broadway. Stewart also adapted it for broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and for streaming with Dundee Rep Studios.

His other scripts include Distance Remaining (Digital Tour), Seesaw (Unicorn Theatre/ Haya Arts Center/ National Theatre of Greece), Time Lapse (Southwark Playhouse), Phoenix and Turtle (Little Angel Theatre) and Two Endless Minutes (Young Vic). Adaptations for the stage include A Boy and a Bear in a Boat (Spark Arts) and Usagi Yojimbo (Southwark Playhouse).

Direction includes See Me Now (Outside Edge Theatre Company), Woolwich Tales (Tramshed) and Everyday Heroes (Kani Multicultural Centre, Japan). He has worked as a dramaturg with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Bristol Old Vic, Hull Truck, Ovalhouse and Arcola Theatre.



ISLANDER (Dundee Rep/Eden Court/Helen Milne Productions/Mallard Productions) 2021
“The story of Eilidh and Arran’s friendship, and of the deeper reconciliation it symbolises, is told through a powerful and shapely series of dramatic scenes by writer Stewart Melton” – The Scotsman
**** The Scotsman, The Stage 

DISTANCE REMAINING (Helen Milne Productions) 2021
**** The Guardian, The Scotsman


ISLANDER (BBC Radio 4) January & May 2021
1 x 44’

TIME LAPSE (Southwark Playhouse) January 2021
1 x 16’


ISLANDER (Helen Milne Productions)
Musical book writer
Paines Plough Roundabout – August 2019
Scotland Tour – September 2018
Made In Scotland Showcase 2019
Musical Theatre Review – Best Musical Award Winner 2019
“while Melton’s story doesn’t shrink from the hard responsibilities of life, it dusts them with a bit of pure magic, too.” – The Stage
**** The Guardian, The Stage 

PHOENIX AND TURTLE (Portsmouth Libraries/Little Angel) 2018

A BOY AND A BEAR IN A BOAT (The Spark Arts for Children) 2015
Adapted from the award-winning novel by Dave Shelton

USAGI YOJIMBO (Southwark Playhouse) 2014
Adapted from the award-winning comics by Stan Sakai
Time Out Critics Choice
**** The Stage, Time Out

SEESAW (Unicorn Theatre) 2014

FOLLOWERS (Southwark Playhouse) 2014
After Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

TWO ENDLESS MINUTES (Young Vic Taking Part) 2013

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