"As a suspense playwright, John Muggleton appreciates the need to orchestrate surprises. Like J.B. Priestley in An Inspector Calls and Anthony Shaffer in Sleuth, he understands the dramatic devices that can work in throwing an audience off balance."
"Burn has more provocative concerns in mind than such Christieland items as A Murder Has Been Announced or And Then There Were None."
- Jamie Portman, Capital Critics Circle
Theatres have been hit hard and jobs have been lost, not just actors but front of house staff, techs, directors, bartenders, ushers and so on. Live theatre will bounce back, however in the meantime, I am offering my plays royalty free for future productions. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay positive, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Onwards and upwards
Burn, Ottawa Little Theatre
This popular creative writing course is back, but this time with a twist! As always, this 6 week course is an entertaining and creative way of turning a story idea into a short play and getting it in front of an audience; this winter, however, the session is a little different. At a meeting prior to the start date of the course, a genre and a theme will be randomly drawn for each participant, all different, which the short play must include. As always, the works will be read and workshopped each week by all participants and a staged reading of all the works will take place online for an invited audience. No more thinking "What am I going to write about?" MORE>
What experience do I need?
None - all that's required is an enthusiasm for plays, creative writing and a sense of adventure!