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Jon Brittain

JON BRITTAIN

  

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Curtis Brown Group Ltd  represented by Lily Williams

Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer, director and one of the 503Five. His plays include the Wake, Phillipa and Will are Now in a Relationship and the Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo, he created and curates the sci-fi Theatre night Blast Off, he has written for Radio 4's the Now Show and Cartoon Network's BAFTA and Emmy award winning the Amazing World of Gumball, he directed comedian John Kearns's critically acclaimed and Fosters Award Winning show Sight Gags for Perverts, and is currently developing a sitcom for ITV2 with comedian Suzi Ruffell.

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        503Five Commission         Aim of the Game, The         Demetrius Project, The         Everybody's Doing It         Fireworks         Graeme Of Thrones         Happiest Day of Your Life, The         I Love You But You Make Me Sick         I Think I Am A Good Dog         Margaret Thatcher, Queen Of Soho         My Imaginary Friend Patrick Stewart         Phillipa and Will are Now in a Relationship         Queen of Soho         Richard's Rampage Event         Rotterdam         Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo, The         Shhhh. . .         Small Hours, The         Spies In Room 502         This Will Never Be a Good Bookshop         This Year Will Be Different         To Boldly Go         Veteran, The         Wake, The         What Would Spock Do?



503Five Commission

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Commission in development as part of the 503Five at theatre 503

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Aim of the Game, The

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Play created as part of the Old Vic, New Voices 24 Hour Plays

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Demetrius Project, The

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Part of a team of writers for the Faction theatre Company's new adaptation of Schiller's Demetrius

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Faction Theatre Company

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Everybody's Doing It

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play for teenagers

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short play TYA

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Fireworks

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part of This Year it Will be Different, a collection of New Year's plays

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Graeme Of Thrones

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Graeme takes you on his own unique journey through the Seven Kingdoms. Unhappy with how his beloved books were realised for the TV series, he has taken it upon himself to show you how it should have been done. He doesn't quite have the same budget, or as many cast members, or the performance skill required, but he's sure George would approve - and that's what matters. Featuring a family tree wider than The Wall and more subplots than anyone can follow, it's a rollercoaster ride of beheadings, incest and war. Fun for all the family. Created by a team of some of the UK's top comedy writers, Graeme Of Thrones is an original and un-authorised take on the international phenomenon that is Game Of Thrones. See it before the inevitable lawsuit.

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written by Toby Park, Jon Brittain, Andrew Doyle and Dan Evans

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Leicester: De Monfort Hall     22 Apr 2015

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Happiest Day of Your Life, The

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written for the TS Eliot US/UK Exchange

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Vineyard theatre
108 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003     2011

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I Love You But You Make Me Sick

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a heart rending monologue about a man's struggle with eating disorders and the challenges of staying recovered.

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I Think I Am A Good Dog

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a story about loss, told from the perspective of the family dog.

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Part of Miniaturists 40 - Bringing you more of the best short plays by some of the most exciting playwrights in the UK today

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Margaret Thatcher, Queen Of Soho

Margaret Thatcher, Queen Of Soho
Look at us, Margaret - the press is on our side. We're heroes: the public is behind us, we're protecting our children, the party is united behind the cause. You can stand against it if you want, but you will stand alone. Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female Prime Minister, gets lost around the streets of Soho on the eve of the vote for Section 28. Unwittingly, she finds herself quickly becoming a cabaret sensation within London's gay community. This camp political drag cabaret explores, through songs and laughter, homophobia and censorship, and how one person could have made a difference.

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written by Jon Brittain and Matthew Tedford. part of A Festival of Plays Inspired by Margaret Thatcher. In response to the national conversation surrounding Thatcher's death, theatre503 has invited a broad spectrum of writers to write a series of short plays looking back at Margaret Thatcher - the woman, the politics and her legacy.

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My Imaginary Friend Patrick Stewart

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A heartwarming comedy about a girl who copes with her parents' divorce by imagining Patrick Stewart is her best friend.

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Short play presented as part of Shhhh. . .. by the 503Five

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short comedy

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Phillipa and Will are Now in a Relationship

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a hilarious story of young love told entirely through a Facebook wall-to-wall.

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Upstairs At Three And Ten, Brighton Fringe Festival     2011

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Queen of Soho

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Part of ThatcherWrite. Short play imagining a wrong turn in 1980s leading to Margaret Thatcher becoming a cabaret act

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Richard's Rampage Event

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Specially edited version of Richard III, used as part of workshops run by the Kevin Spacey Foundation

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Worldwide Tour     2012

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the Kevin Spacey Foundation

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Rotterdam

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It's New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one. Now Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask. . .does this mean she's straight? A bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home.

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Hartshorn  Hook Productions and Theatre503

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Bloomsbury Methuen   -

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comedy drama

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Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo, The

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about the world of internet dating

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Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe     01 Aug 2011

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Shhhh. . .

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Welcome to the show that lifts the lid on some of London's deepest, darkest and sexiest secrets. . .and they're all true! Five new one act plays based on the anonymous and intimate secrets submitted by our audiences through the collection box in our foyer, Shhhh also heralds the arrival of our new resident writers - the 503Five.

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Written by Brad Birch, Jon Brittain, Charlene James, GEmma Langford and Chris Urch

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Small Hours, The

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Rehearsed Reading At The Soho Theatre Studio, London     2010

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Spies In Room 502

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Comedy play in reaction to the Old Vic's A Flea in His Ear

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Old Vic, Time Warner Ignition, London     01 Jan 2011

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This Will Never Be a Good Bookshop

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part of Box of Tricks' Farewell to London show

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Box of Tricks Theatre

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This Year Will Be Different

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a brand shiny new year! Will your dreams come true? Will your goals be met? Or will you be hiding under the duvet? Whatever 2012 may bring, start it off right by heading to theatre503 for our first-week-of-the-year extravaganza. This is new writing with a difference - we've paired playwrights with video artists, animators and illustrators and asked them to create short pieces of theatre that focus on visual storytelling. Based on texts, tweets and photos from members of the public, the resulting show explores just what our annual New Year rituals reveal - and what lies behind all those smiling Facebook pictures. . .

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written by Tim Arthur. Brad Birch. Jonathan Brittain. GEmma Langford. Mufaro Makubika. Janice Okoh

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collaborative project

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To Boldly Go

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part of Blast Off, an evening of sci-fi drama

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Misshapen Theatre

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Veteran, The

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Il Parlamento de Ruzante

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National Theatre Studio     2010

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translation

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Wake, The

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a breakneck, rollercoaster comedy about love, loss and lies. Alec only knows who he is when he's pretending to be somebody else, somebody like his dead Father Sir James . . . 'a multiple-charactered cross between Pirandello and Whitehall farce' (Times). --

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Misshapen Theatre Company

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What Would Spock Do?

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Gary Thompson grew up as a huge Star Trek fan, but now his friends just think of him as 'one of the lads'. All this is set to change when a new colleague appears at work, and is an unashamed Star Trek fanatic. Should he confess his now-secret love of all things Enterprise, and risk becoming a social outcast once again? At times like these, there is only one question for Gary to ask himself: what would Spock do?

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An uplifting new comedy about love, Star Trek, and learning to accept who you are - no matter how much of a loser it makes you. This new show comes to the stage in the same year as the world paid tribute to the career and life of Leonard Nimoy, who died in March 2015.

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Seabright Productions

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comedy

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