‘The bastard love child of Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin’ The Scotsman
VIKKI STONE is an award-winning writer, comedian, musician, composer, presenter and actress.
IN 2022, Vikki co-adapted the smash hit kids show Hey Duggee for stage for Cuffe & Taylor/Kenny Wax which won Best Family Show at The Olivier Awards 2023.
You may have spotted her on Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC2), Pointless Celebrities (BBC1), or in the Children’s BAFTA award winning Ten Pieces, or heard her on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show. She has also hosted two series of the official BBC Proms Podcast, as well as regularly appearing as a guest on BBC4’s Proms coverage. In 2022 Vikki became the first onscreen female MD on a Saturday night primetime entertainment show alongside her band The Heartbeats on ITV1’s singing/dating show Romeo & Duet.
Her writing credits include: co-adapting and music supervising the stage adaptation of the hit tv show Hey Duggee, #zoologicalsociety for Royal & Derngate, Aladdin for The Lyric Hammersmith, Our Girls Our Game for The British Youth Music Theatre, and in 2023 Alice In Wonderland at The Liverpool Everyman and Theatre Royal Plymouth. Vikki is also the composer and lyricist for The Rose Theatre Kingston’s 2023 production of Peter Pan.
Following two critically acclaimed pantomime seasons playing award nominated villains at The Lyric Hammersmith, Vikki wrote their 2021 pantomime, Aladdin, which won both Best Script and Best Pantomime in its capacity category at The UK Pantomime Awards. She will return to write their 2023 pantomime Cinderella, as well as writing Dick Whittington & His Cat for The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich.
Whilst training, Vikki attended prestigious music schools, Wells Cathedral School and The Royal Academy Of Music, and was awarded a Foundation Fellowship by Wells in 2013 and The Royal Academy Of Music have recently presented Vikki with the honour of Associate of The Royal Academy (ARAM), so she has more letters after her name, than in her name: VIKKI STONE PG DIP RAM LRAM ARAM.
With the support of funding bodies including Arts Council England and PRS, Vikki wrote Concerto for Comedian & Orchestra which she performed at Glastonbury, Latitude Festival and The Pleasance Grand during the Edinburgh Festival. It has since been published by Faber & Faber. She also wrote her debut musical, Southbound, with Katie Mulgrew which debuted at The Other Palace in 2019, produced by Paul Taylor Mills and directed by Susie McKenna.
Vikki has also hosted The Amazing Sound Quest with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and played Leroy Anderson’s Famous piece The Typewriter live to over 2,000 people.
2023 – The Olivier Awards – Best Family Entertainment (Hey Duggee)
2022 – The British Panto Awards – Best Script – Winner
2021 – Stiles and Drew Best New Song – Nominee
2020 – Stiles and Drew Best New Song – Nominee
2019 – Best Musical Show – Leicester Comedy Festival – Winner
2019 – Stiles and Drew Best New Song – Nominee
2017 – BBC Radio Awards – Best Podcast – Finalist