Playwright D.J.Britton is Head of English and Creative Writing and Professor of Dramaturgy at Swansea University. He moved to Wales from Australia, where his stage plays won major awards including Plainsong (Equity Production of the Year) and Cargo (Swan Gold Award). His latest theatre work Kamil and Francis (Richard Burton Theatre Cardiff; 2019 ) was acclaimed by Theatre Wales as "dynamic and absorbing. Every truth runs parallel with the political ethnic and religious divisions that beset us today...(To) have served up these ’delights’ so deliciously tells us that there still may be some hope left."
His current project is a five-part BBC drama about the composer William Byrd, starring David Suchet (due to go to air in Spring 2021).
D.J.Britton’s writing has been widely acclaimed. His version of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure (Sherman Cymru) gained a four star review in The Guardian and other successful recent stage works include the bi-lingual Windsongs of the Blessed Bay; The Wizard the Goat and the Man Who Won the War; Pembroke Arcadia; Old Peter’s Russian Tales, and Silverglass.