Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director.
His critically acclaimed play Rotterdam premiered at Theatre503 in 2015 before transferring to Trafalgar Studios where it earned him a nomination for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016. It later transferred to 59E59 in New York and the Arts Theatre in the West End. Rotterdam won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2017.
Other work includes the cult hit show Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and its sequel Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows, and the plays A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) which won a Fringe First Award in 2017.
He directed both of John Kearns's Fosters Award winning shows Sight Gags for Perverts and Shtick and Tom Allen's shows Both Worlds and Indeed.
He is currently working on several new scripts for the BBC as well as the musical How to Stop Being Fat and Start Being Happy with composer Harry Blake.
Full length play about gender identity and relationships.
Sally is a happy person, but she’s also got an illness – one that makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be.
Score by Matthew Floyd Jones
A one man play about bulimia.
Comedy about the world of internet dating
Comedy following a relationship played out on Facebook
Play created as part of the Old Vic, New Voices 24 Hour Plays
Comedy theatre show
Writer & Director
Comedy about love, Star Trek, and learning to accept who you are