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

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

Can sex ever be casual?

 
Starring
  • Barry McCarthy
  •  
    Play for young people as part of the Almeida Summer Festival
    The Almeida
     
    Director Sue Dunderdale
    Starring
  • Jessica Harris
  • Mikey North
  • Jeff Rawle
  •  
    Stageplay about two teenagers who become friends and learn together what it is to be an adult.
    The Bush Theatre
     
    Director Owen Lewis
    Starring
  • Paul Copley
  • Lisa Ellis
  • Martin Hancock
  • Polly Hemingway
  •  
    Stageplay about four people who work together in a restaurant
    The Bush Theatre
     
    Starring
  • Pooja Shah
  •  
    Critically acclaimed stage play about the coming of age of two teenage girls in Wakefield.
    The Bush Theatre
     

    TV

    Writer

    Starring
  • Christian Cooke
  • Andrea Lowe
  • Denise Van Outen
  •  
    Much-loved drama set in small-town Yorkshire.
    Anglia for ITV1
     
    Starring
  • Christian Cooke
  •  
    Anglia for ITV 1
     

    Creator & Writer

    Lines
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
     
    Comedy about a man who doesn't want to grow up
    In development
     
    Graduate Band
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
     

    Comedy drama

    Tiger Aspect
    In development
     
    Frenemies
    1 x 90'
    Producer Ben Rix
     
    Little Brother
    In development
     

    Radio

    Writer

    Another Big Day
    1 x 45'
    2004
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    It's Not You
    1 x 45'
    2006
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4