Steve has worked in the entertainment
and theatre business for over 22 years,
first in the USA and then Europe, teaching
drama, performing and arranging events.

Born in the lovely County of Somerset, Stephen Michael Apelt the only son of Werner and Greta Apelt both originally from Germany. Steve was educated at Sydenham Comprehensive School, Bridgwater and within a few years followed his passion for travelling and working with young people.

After years of globtrotting, in 1993 he returned to the UK to take up a position of Redcoat at Butlin's. After 3yrs treading those particular boards he was out looking for a new challenge. He had a spell in London working on various TV programmes, before returning to his home town of Bridgwater.

There he joined forces with Su and Mark in co-ownership of Blue Moon Theatre Company. The Company has produced over twenty different touring productions since its formation in 1999. Early work was a mix of street theatre, story telling and children’s theatre.

On the small screen Steve has appeared in various commercials and TV parts. One, which will always stick in his mind, was spending two weeks in the highlands of Scotland dressed only in animal skins (Discovery Channel).

In addition, Steve works regularly as a freelance event organiser and compere. His credits include a wide variety of events including festivals, gala cabaret nights, switching on of Christmas lights and large-scale community events plus the odd It’s a Knock Out.

2004 saw the formation of Scratch Productions by the team behind Blue Moon, providing Steve with a platform to produce and perform in alternative street theatre. Steve’s real hobby is his work, but he does have a great passion for art and the environment and he has written a children’s book on recycling. One of his biggest achievements was producing a piece of “Land Art” over eighty meters in diameter (on a really windy hill).