John Muggleton is an award winning Canadian playwright based in Ottawa.
To request a copy of Burn or An Act of Grace, or enquire about rights, please visit the contact page
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Centre Wakefield la Peche
Ottawa Little Theatre
Curtain Club Theatre
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Tsawwassen Arts Centre
The Avalon Studio
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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
Four strangers in a coffee shop discover they have more in common than can be passed off as a simple coincidence. Did fate bring them together? If so, can they escape the inevitable.
Little While Lights is a 40 minute one-act play featuring 4 women and 1 male (minor role). This is a lighter, fast paced play with enough twists and turns to make it a good festival play or included in an evening of one act plays.
Feel free to read, there is a nominal fee for production rights.
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 6 awards including Best New Play of 2017 by the Capital Critics Circle