John is a writer, performer and director and is an Artistic Director of the award winning Peepolykus with whom he has created 12 productions that have toured the company world-wide and into the West End with The Hound of the Baskervilles (West Yorkshire Playhouse). This comic adaptation (co-written with Steven Canny) has been licensed all over the world, with over 100 productions to date. This, alongside The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary and Dracula – the bloody truth is published by Nick Hern Books. Further writing/directing credits include: Shaun the Sheep (Aardman), The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary, No Wise Men (Liverpool Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic), Dick Tracy, Dracula, A Christmas Carol (Le Navet Bete), Paul Merton - My Obsession (Edinburgh), Spyski -The Importance of Being Honest (Lyric Hammersmith), The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society (Traverse Edinburgh), Richard III’s Rampage for The Old Vic (world tour), Nina Conti in Dolly Mixtures (Sydney Opera House, West End), Mike Mcshane in Mon Droit (Edinburgh), Paul Merton - Out Of His Head (Vaudeville, West End), Origins (Pentabus), Spymonkey’s Spookshow (Blackpool Winter Gardens), A Little Hotel On The Side (Bath Theatre Royal), Marley was Dead, Baskervilles, A Tresspasser’s Guide To The Classics – series 1 and 2, Rik Mayall’s Beside Tales - series (BBC Radio 4), Under Surveillance, Comedy Nation, (BBC 3) A Salted Nut (Paramount) The Mulligans, Off Their Rockers (ITV). John will direct Aladdin for The Plymouth Athenaeum - Christmas ’18 and The 3 Musketeers in 2019.