Plays by Jon Brittain


Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

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.

Rotterdam received its world premiere at Theatre503, London, in October 2015, before transferring to Trafalgar Studios, London, in May 2016.

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

A fun, silly and sad show for anyone whose brain isn't always on their side. Sally's a happy person. She doesn't let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she's got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn't the person she wants to be....But she doesn't want anyone to know about it. Written by Olivier Award-winner Jon Brittain with original music by Matthew Floyd Jones this new musical comedy mixes storytelling, live music and sketch comedy. 

Jon Brittain is an award-winning 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 show Both Worlds.