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. 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 Theatre. Gordon is also the author of JUMPING THE WAVES which was commissioned for the opening of the Arc Theatre. Gordon has also worked extensively as a director, and directed the premieres of LIKE A VIRGIN, A PAIR OF BEAUTIES, DEAD FISH, STUDS, ALBERT NOBBS and KISSING MARRIED WOMEN. He has recently set up his own theatre company, Steelworks, whose debut production GROW UP GRANDAD was initially produced at the ARC in 2015 and was revived at the venue in 2016 before embarking on a UK tour.
For television, Gordon wrote COCK AND BULL which was included in the Channel Four Sitcom Festival. He is currently developing some new ideas for television, including an adaptation of STUDS.
Gordon is a lifelong supporter of Middlesbrough Football Club.