Izzard Theatre commissions Jon Barton as it’s first Writer in Residence

Jon Barton

Playwright Jon Barton

Announcement: Jon Barton is to become our first Writer in Residence at the Izzard Theatre!

Jon Barton

Jon will work with our newly formed Bexelei Theatre Company to create a new play. The play will then premier at the Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2016. There will be performances here at the Izzard Theatre in June 2016 for local school audiences. This is a unique opportunity for our students to work on a play written specifically for them.

Jon was one of the writers for the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays. He was also selected for the Kudos/Bush Writers’ Scheme, and recently the BFI/Creative England have given development funding for his first feature. Barton’s play WOLF MUSIC will run in 2016. Currently he is under commission at the Almeida Theatre. (Berlin Associates website http://www.berlinassociates.com/clients/jon-barton/)


Arts Council England have made this project possible with their generous support. The team at the Izzard Theatre hope that it is the first of a series of new partnerships. Following the June 2016 performances, the Izzard Theatre will host a networking event for local teachers. This event will encourage and inspire further collaborations between education and arts practitioners.

For more information please contact the team at the Izzard Theatre at izzardtheatre@bexhillcollege.ac.uk