the regional premiere of

The Children

by Lucy Kirkwood

Showing 6 June – 1 November

The Director

Stefan Escreet

Stefan Escreet


Stefan is a director, actor and radio producer.

As Associate Director at Theatre by the Lake he directed over 40 productions and led on New Writing until 2013.

In 2015 he established Ragged Edge Productions in Cumbria. Their first production was The Chef Show by Nick Ahad, which won a Rural Touring Award for Live Performance of 2018 and the Cumbria Life Culture Award for Live Performance of the Year 2019. See

Stefan has also directed for Leeds Playhouse, The Gap in Manchester, Mikron Theatre, New Vic in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Watford Palace, M6 Theatre, Quondam Theatre Co, The Brewery Arts in Kendal and Chester Gateway Theatre, as well as directing at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Manchester School of Theatre.

As a radio producer he has worked on many productions for BBC Radio 4.

He is also visiting tutor in Radio Acting for Manchester School of Theatre.