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Jon Brittain Writer and Lyricist

Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director. His critically acclaimed play Rotterdam  earned him a nomination for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016 and won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2017. It was adapted for Radio 3 this year. 

Other work includes the cult hit show Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and its sequel Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows, and the Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning Musical A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad). He directed John Kearn's Foster's Award winning shows Sight Gags for Perverts and Shtick and the follow-up Don't Bother, They're Here, and Tom Allen's shows Both Worlds, Indeed and Absolutely.

He is currently working on commissions for HBO and the National Theatre, and is a staff writer on Netflix's The Crown. 

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