About James Stone


James Stone is a freelance writer and director, based in Sheffield, UK.

He writes pieces and plays, short and long, produced for a wide variety of mediums, including theatre, radio, open air touring and site-specific museum projects.

He directs a broad range of genres in diverse venues, including Shakespeare in gardens, classic comedies on cruise ships, murder mysteries in hotels and ghost walks around stately homes.

In April 2018, James’ first original long-from play, Paradise Road was produced by Tales Retold at Sheffield’s Library Theatre.



In January 2020 James was commissioned to write and direct a short, pop-up theatre piece for the Reading Sheffield Project. Sundae Opening will examine the phenomenon of Tuppenny Libraries and their effect on the city’s reading experience. Performances will be in Sheffield libraries in June 2020.

In October 2019 James joined The Sheffield Writers Hub at Kurious Arts. This shared workspace for Sheffield writers is based at Kollider, the new arts hub being developed in the old Castle Co-op building.

In July 2019 James was commissioned by Peel Interactive to write and direct a virtual reality film to promote resilience in vulnerable young people against organised crime. Shooting is scheduled for December.

See Blog for the latest details.