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 and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2017.
His previous 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), What Would Spock Do?, The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo and The Wake.
His play Rotterdam ran at 503 to a sell-out crowd and wonderful reviews before transferring to the West End, for which he received a nomination for the prestigious Charles Wintour Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.
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.
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.
Full length play about gender identity and relationships.
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
Writer & Director
Comedy about love, Star Trek, and learning to accept who you are