Steve Apelt is a performer & actor who specialises in producing 1st class events, shows & entertainment.
Based in Somerset but covering all areas of the UK as a solo performer,
Steve concentrates on providing events for young people and their families.
Once owner of Blue Moon Theatre Company and Scratch Productions. Steve has now amalgamated all his work into one touring company ‘Steve Apelt Productions’.
Steve has worked in the entertainment and theatre business for over 30 years,
first in the USA and then Europe, teaching drama, performing and arranging events.
Born in 1962 in the lovely county of Somerset, Stephen Michael Apelt is 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 globetrotting and living in U.S.A and Austria, in 1993 he returned to the UK to take up a position of Redcoat at Butlin’s. After 3 year’s 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 Squire and Mark Scott-ison after meeting them at Bridgwater Art Centre and founded Blue Moon Theatre Company. The Company went on to produce over twenty different touring productions since its formation in 1999. Early work was a mix of street theatre, story telling and children’s theatre.
In 2004 the same artistic team formed another company, Scratch Productions, specialising in Street Theatre.
On the small screen Steve has appeared in various commercials and TV parts. Two, which will always stick in his mind, was spending two weeks in the highlands of Scotland dressed only in animal skins (Discovery Channel) and playing a Christmas Turkey in a Sainsbury’s advertisement.
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.
In 2012 Steve created a new touring company called Steve Apelt Productions, 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, he has written two children’s book’s one on recycling and one about woodland animal’s on an adventure.
One of his biggest achievements was producing a piece of “Land Art” over eighty meters in diameter (on a really windy hill).
Work takes up most of his time but any free days are now spent travelling Europe or the U.k in “Flower”, Vanda and Steve’s lovely VW camper van.
Co-founder of Blue Moon Theatre Company and Scratch Productions.
Blue Moon use to provide Theatre in Education, Touring Children’s shows
and Outdoor Performances with Drama and Educational workshops.