Gordon Steel burst on to the theatre scene with his first play, DEAD FISH, which won a Fringe First Award at the 1993 Edinburgh Festival and was nominated for an Independent Theatre Critics Award. As well as performing at the Assembly Rooms in London, it toured nationally and was the beginning of a fruitful relationship with Hull Truck Theatre. Since then Gordon has written LIKE A VIRGIN, STUDS, A PAIR OF BEAUTIES, ALBERT NOBBS, KISSING MARRIED WOMEN, A KICK IN THE BAUBLES and WILDE BOYZ for Hull Truck. Gordon is also the author of JUMPING THE WAVES, which was commissioned for the opening of ARC THEATRE. Many of his plays are now performed worldwide.
Gordon recently set up his own theatre company STEELWORKS and has written and directed their first two shows, GROW UP GRANDAD and THE FULSTOW BOYS. Both plays premiered at ARC THEATRE and toured across the north of England.
For television, Gordon wrote COCK and BULL which was included in the Channel Four Sitcom Festival. He has also written for the BBC, LWT, Carlton Television as well as Channel Four.
As well as writing and directing, Gordon was a lecturer in Performing Arts for many years. Recognised for his achievements he was a finalist in the Community Champions Awards for his work with young people who wanted to pursue a career in theatre. Successful protégés include Mark Benton, Daniel Casey and Neil Grainger.
In 2019 he was nominated for Writer of the Year in the Culture Awards for his play, THE FULSTOW BOYS, which he is currently developing
for national television.
Gordon is a lifelong supporter of Middlesbrough Football Club.