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.
One of eight new political plays exploring issues around the freedom of expression.
A play about the stylist and muse to Alexander Mcqueen, Issie Blow.