Tim Fountain was born in Dewbury, West Yorkshire and grew up in a pub.  He studied drama at Hull university where he wrote his first play Harold's Day, which was presented at the National Student Drama Festival and subsequently moved to the Edinburgh Festival and Battersea Arts Centre.

After stints at the Birmingham Rep and on the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme, his next play Last Bus to Bradford won the prestigious Pink Paper play award and was produced at the Drill Hall.

From 1997 to 2001, Tim was literary manager at the Bush, working with Mike Bradwell and giving debuts to many writers who have gone on to become established and highly regarded playwrights.

As well as writing a number of critically acclaimed plays, including Dandy in the Underworld, Rock, Midnight Cowboy, Sex Addict and Hotboi, Tim is author of Rude Britannia (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2008), a humorous exploration of the changing attitudes to sex in Britain and the hugely popular How to Write A Play published by Nick Hern Books.

Tim's adaptation of Quentin Crisp's autobiography Resident Alien won the Herald Angel award and has played around the globe. 

He has taught at the University of Strathclyde, the Arvon Foundation and at RADA and written for magazines including The New Statesman and Attitude.





Director Mike Bradwell

Tony Coventry has every EastEnders episode on video. But when he lands a bit part on the show, his dream job soon becomes a nightmare. A blackly comic look behind the scenes of the BBC’s top soap.

Hen & Chickens Theatre
Director Cressida Brown

One of eight new political plays exploring issues around the freedom of expression. 

Theatre Delicatessen & Palace of Westminster & Underbelly.
Producer Seabright Productions
Director Mike Bradwell
  • Lizzie Roper
  • Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

    A play about the stylist and muse to Alexander Mcqueen, Issie Blow.

    Director Mike Bradwell
  • Michelle Butterly
  • Asif Khan
  • Lizzie Roper
  • Dudley Sutton
  • Comedy about a life-changing holiday
    Hull Truck Theatre
    Director Tim Fountain
  • Milo Twomey
  • Adaptation of the autobiography of Sebastian Horsley depicting the seedy side of Soho.
    Soho Theatre
  • Bette Bourne
  • Biopic of the gay movie star Rock Hudson. Winner best online drama BBC audio drama awards 2012
    Unity Theatre, Liverpool
    Director John Clancy
  • Charles Aitken
  • Con ‘O Neil
  • Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
  • Stephen Gately
  • Laura Hamilton
  • Shaun Williamson
  • Churchill Theatre, Bromley
  • Tim Fountain
  • Controversial one-man show
    Royal Court Theatre
    Director Natasha Betteridge
  • Bette Bourne
  • Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
    Director Jonathan Lloyd
  • Jackie Clune
  • Soho Theatre
  • Jack Davenport
  • Adaptation of Toby Young's book
    Soho Theatre, London/Arts Theatre, London
    Resident Alien
    Winner Herald Angel: Edinburgh Festival
    Director Mike Bradwell
  • Bette Bourne
  • Biopic of Quentin Crisp
    Bush Theatre, London & New York Theatre Workshop & UK & World Tour & Also Broadcast on BBC Radio 3
    Last Bus from Bradford
    Winner Pink Paper Play Award
    Winner Pink Paper Play Award
    Drill Hall
    Bridewell Theatre
    Battersea Arts Centre