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Area of academic expertise - outline

Stephen is an experienced practitioner and lecturer in theatrical performance with speciality subjects in musical theatre, technical theatre and musical direction.

He is an experienced composer of choral, orchestral and musical theatre repertoires with CD publications on the electric honey label of Wallace the musical and Sheherezade the Musical.

He has written the following musicals:

Wallace - RSAMD - 2000

Sheherezade - RSAMD - 2002, 2003, 2004

Faeries - East Kilbride Theatre, Gilmorehill Theatre - 2005 - Scottish tour - 2006 - Edinburgh Festival - 2007

The Green Door - Ayr Gaiety Theatre - 2015

Current research activities

Currently in the final stages of presenting his PhD thesis concerning the use of The Golden Ratio in musical theatre composition.

2016 - received funding to study the efects of relaxed performances upon people with learning difficulties with dementia

Desired research direction

Investigating future PhD placements for research into musical therapy

Investigating future funding for advanced relaxed performance projects

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Technical Theatre Education and Research

Musical, Orchestral, Choral Commissions

External positions

Musical Director, Merchant Voices

30 Sep 2023 → …


  • MT Musical instruction and study

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Mixed Choir of the Year 2017

Stephen Langston (Recipient), 14 Mar 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


UWS School Prize for Research Poster Design

Stephen Langston (Recipient), 15 Mar 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Activities 2000 2017

  • 11 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Hosting an academic visitor

Beauty and the Beast

Langston, S. (Invited speaker)
3 May 2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Legally Blonde The Musical

Langston, S. (Invited speaker)
17 Jan 2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course


Performance Showcase and Digital Art Exhibition

Langston, S. (Invited speaker)
24 May 2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The Addams Family

Langston, S. (Invited speaker)
11 May 201614 May 2016

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Chris Grady

Langston, S. (Host)
1 Nov 2016

Activity: Hosting an academic visitor