John Fitzpatrick is a graduate of the BA Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and the writers’ programme at the Royal Court.
He was nominated for a BAFTA and a BIFA for co-writing the short film Wren Boys. The film screened in competition at LFF, Sundance, SXSW & Outfest amongst others. It won awards at the Galway Film Fleadh, European Independent Film Festival, UK Film Festival and Provincetown Int Film Festival.
His first play, This Much, an exploration of equal marriage, was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and transferred for a full production at the Soho Theatre, London. The play has had subsequent productions in the UK and the US and will be produced as part of Chicago Pride 2020.
‘This Much will be provocative and stimulating to those who have first-hand experience of contemporary gay life, and perhaps revelatory to those who don’t.’
Ben Walters, The Scotsman
‘Raw, uncompromising and very beautiful, it’s also hilarious - the kind of skilful play that sneaks in unannounced to the fringe, leaving vapour trails of brilliance in its wake.’
Lorna Irvine, The List
His second play, Reared, about three generations of Irish women and their experiences of pregnancy, was produced at London’s famous new writing venue Theatre503 in 2018.
‘Throbs with the tension between comfort and pain, warmth and rejection that is so central to family life.’
Miriam Gillinson, Time Out
‘Fitzpatrick is a master of narrative surprise.’
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian