Simon Burt

Playwright and writer for television

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Biography

Simon Burt grew up in Wakefield and moved to London to be part of the Royal Court Young Writers Group.

Simon's first play Untouchable premiered at the Bush theatreWriting in The Independent, Paul Taylor wrote "this is a very promising young writer with a sense of humour who can write good dialogue and get under the skin of real young people."

Subsequently, Bottle Universe also opened at the Bush.  "It's good to find a dramatist who not only writes deft dialogue but takes a romantic view of love..." (The Times).

Simon is currently writing a new play and developing several original projects for television.



CV

Theatre
Writer
Number One 2014

Writer Simon Burt

Three sisters come to terms with the impending death of their mother

Avoiding Private Ryan 2013

Writer Simon Burt

New play in development

Reason Season Life Time 2009
The Almeida
Writer Simon Burt
Starring Barry McCarthy

Play for young people as part of the Almeida Summer Festival

The Bush Theatre
Director Sue Dunderdale
Writer Simon Burt
Starring Jessica Harris, Mikey North & Jeff Rawle

Stageplay about two teenagers who become friends and learn together what it is to be an adult.

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Got To Be Happy 2003
The Bush Theatre
Director Owen Lewis
Writer Simon Burt
Starring Paul Copley, Lisa Ellis, Martin Hancock & Polly Hemingway

Stageplay about four people who work together in a restaurant

The Bush Theatre
Writer Simon Burt
Starring Samantha Robinson & Pooja Shah

Critically acclaimed stage play about the coming of age of two teenage girls in Wakefield.

Read
Television
Writer
Where the Heart Is: Series 10, Episode 2 1 x 60'
2006
Anglia for ITV1
Writer Simon Burt
Starring Christian Cooke , Andrea Lowe & Denise Van Outen

Much-loved drama set in small-town Yorkshire.

Where the Heart Is: Series 10, Episode 6 1 x 60'
2006
Anglia for ITV 1
Writer Simon Burt
Starring Christian Cooke & Shobna Gulati

 
Creator and Writer
Lines Pilot for 6 x 30'
2013

In development  
Creator Simon Burt
Writer Simon Burt

Comedy about a man who doesn't want to grow up

Graduate Band Pilot for 6 x 30'
2011
Tiger Aspect
In development
Creator Simon Burt
Writer Simon Burt

Comedy drama

Frenemies 1 x 90'
2010
Little Brother
In development
Creator Simon Burt
Producer Ben Rix
Writer Simon Burt

 
Radio
Writer
It's Not You 1 x 45' 2006
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Simon Burt

 
Another Big Day 1 x 45' 2004
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Simon Burt