John Muggleton is an award winning Canadian playwright based in Ottawa. 

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March 2021

September 2020

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Scotland, UK

August 2020

Centre Wakefield la Peche

Wakefield, Quebec

May ​2020

Vagabond Theatre
Cornwall, Ontario

April 2020

Ottawa Little Theatre

Ottawa, Ontario

March/April 2020

Curtain Club Theatre

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Jan/Feb 2020

Sawmill Playhouse

Dartmouth Players

Dartmouth, N.S.

February 2019

Tsawwassen Arts Centre

SideKick Players

Vancouver, B.C.

September 2018

The Gladstone

Ottawa, Ontario

August 2017

The Avalon Studio

Ottawa, Ontario

August 2016

Nov/Dec 2016

The passion for games and storytelling become very real when a visitor joins a group of murder mystery authors and long time friends. As the evening unfolds, lines between fact and fiction are blurred and the truth leads to a conclusion you won’t see coming.  More>

"Burn is a highly suspenseful ghost story that holds you in its fiery grip right up until the final moments."
- Alan Mackey, On Stage Ottawa

"Muggleton is a talented playwright who is able to construct a complex network of relations that let themselves morph into an apparent horror story before anyone realizes what is happening. Muggleton knows his craft and even when the end seems in sight, he still keeps us begging for more until the final moments." 
- Alvina Ruprecht, Capital Critics Circle

Nominated for 11 awards overall including Best New Play of 2017 by the Capital Critics Circle (Ottawa)

John Muggleton

An Act of Grace is also available in French

Translation by Manon Dumas

An Act of Grace



Greed, an illicit affair and a dying woman’s last wish force two men to turn to violence in order to survive a business meeting. From the writer of Burn comes this dark comedy/thriller that was awarded Best Production, Best Ensemble, The People’s Choice Award, and Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting at the 2018 Eastern Ontario Drama League Theatre Festival. More>

"It’s always a pleasure when a play and its actors exceed my expectations. That’s what happened on the opening night of the play An Act of Grace at The Gladstone Theatre. This local gem deserves to be seen!"
- Barbara Popel, Apt. 613

"This dark comedy/thriller has the audience laughing and gasping throughout, while the plot twists keep everyone guessing as to what will happen next." 
- Elspeth Tory, Ottawa Tonite

Nominated for 6 awards and winner of 4 including Best Production and Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting