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Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director whose other work includes the cult hit Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and its sequel Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows, and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) which won a Fringe First Award in 2017. He directed both of John Kearns’s award-winning shows Sight Gags for Perverts and Shtick. He was nominated for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016 for Rotterdam.


After graduating from RADA’s three-year acting course, Joan appeared in many television programmes including Casualty, The Bill, Jonathan Creek, London’s Burning and Eastenders. Her theatre credits include Educating Rita, Golden Girls, Don Juan Comes Back from the War and The Party’s Over.

Alongside her acting Joan began establishing herself as a teacher and freelance director. She returned to RADA as the Education and Outreach Manager in 2009, a role which she continued to hold until 2014, when she took up her current position of Foundation Course Director. The last play that Joan directed at RADA was debbie tucker green’s one-woman play random, starring Ronke Adekoluejo.

Where to find us

Gielgud Theatre

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Malet Street
London WC1E 6ED
+44 (0)20 7636 7076

Getting here

By tube
Goodge Street Station: Northern Line 2 minute walk
Euston Square: Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, Circle Lines
Tottenham Court Road: Central and Northern Lines
Russell Square: Piccadilly Line

By train
You can easily reach us by public transport links from London's major railway stations. The most accessible include Euston, King's Cross / St. Pancras and Waterloo