Needing a 'rescue device', being part of the original cast of Warhorse and that time he put his head in a fridge. All this and more is discussed in episode 19 of Regrets, I've Had A Few with long term Idiot collaborator, Stephen Harper.

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About Stephen Harper

Stephen is an actor, teacher and director and has worked in theatre for the past 26 years. A long time collaborator of Told by an Idiot, he has performed in a total of seven of our shows and has been part of the research and development team for many more.

Stephen has worked at the National Theatre on War Horse and Theatre of Blood and the RSC on A Mouse and His Child and Merry Wives of Windsor as well as touring extensively throughout the UK and internationally with Little Soldier, Improbable and Told by an Idiot.

Directing credits include Cabaret of Blood and co–director of All You Need is LSD for Told by an Idiot, Flat Pack for OH Productions and I Had a Black Dog for Smallnose Theatre.

Stephen is also a key member of our Taught by an Idiot practitioner team, teaching in academic settings, leading community projects and making work with underrepresented theatre makers across the UK and internationally. He has most recently directed 3 short silent films as part of our The Silent Treatment participation project, inspired by and delivered alongside our production of The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel.

In 2021, Stephen formed Corned Beef Croissant Theatre Company, who have recently performed as part of the Worthing Theatre Trail, held an a research and development period on The 13 Labours of Popeye and ran a programme of slapstick workshops.