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Jon Brittain

Jon Brittain, winner of the Olivier Award for Rotterdam, is a playwright, comedy writer and director.

His plays include The Wake, The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo, What Would Spock Do? and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad).

He co-created the critically acclaimed show Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and its sequel Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows. He was one of the 503Five 2012/2013 and has worked extensively with Old Vic New Voices. He has written for Radio 4’s The Now Show and Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball, and created and starred in the online sketch show HodgePodge. He directed both of John Kearns’s Fosters Award winning stand-up shows Sight Gags for Perverts and Shtick, and Tom Allen’s shows Both Worlds and Indeed.

For Rotterdam, in addition to his 2017 Olivier Award win, Jon was nominated for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards 2016.

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