Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director. His plays include Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Soho, The Wake, Phillipa and Will are Now in a Relationship, The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo and My Imaginary Friend Patrick Stewart.
He has written for Radio 4’s The Now Show, Comedy Huha’s Ted or Dead, Cartoon Network’s BAFTA and Emmy award winning The Amazing World of Gumball, and was one of twelve writers out of 3000 to be selected for the Channel 4 Screenwriters Course.
He created the sci-fi theatre night Blast Off!, the scratch night Brain of Brittain, has worked extensively with Old Vic New Voices, and was one of the Theatre503 Five and a member of the Royal Court Studio Group.
He is writing the musical How to Stop Being Fat and Start Being Happy with composer Harry Blake for Tim Johannson and Mark Cartwright, is producing another season of Brain of Brittain at The New Diorama, and is developing several projects for TV and radio.
Jon is currently taking part in the BBC Drama Production Writer’s Scheme 2016.