Stephen Laughton has worked with Headlong Theatre as part of their Headstart writers' programme. In January 2015, his play, Nine, was part of the PlayWROUGHT#3 Festival at the Arcola Theatre. Stephen has been involved with various theatres in the UK – he is an alumnus of the Royal Court's Invitational Writers' Group, the Skylines programme at Hampstead Theatre, and he was part of a series of development workshops with the Young Vic Theatre and SoundBites. His first play, Marina Abramovic is Staring at Me, opened Terra Firma Theatre's 2011–12 Boxcar Reading Series at the Railroad Playhouse in Newburgh, New York, before moving on to the Cell Theatre in Manhattan.
His work for television includes Forward (Blacklisted Films) and Black Hill (Lime Pictures). For film, he is working on a script for emerging director Ryan Andrew's second feature film, The Lake. Stephen's short drama for young audiences, Merry New Year, was broadcast as part of a collaboration between Hampstead and the Roundhouse Theatres.