Jon is a children's fiction writer, with a completed advanced draft of his first novel, Storm Surge, available to agents and publishers - the first in his planned James Harris Series. The sequel, Storm Strike, is already written and in editing stages. 

He currently has four musicals in development, including a new children's show, The First Chris Moose, and his World War One epic, Never Again, both for which he has written the book, music and lyrics.

Jon has a BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he has worked as a visiting lecturer. Jon has also worked for the National Theatre, Young Vic, Camden's Roundhouse, Mountview, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Assembly Festivals. 

 

A singer/songwriter, Jon has worked extensively with Norwegian lyricist and musician Roy-Frode Løvland on a number of projects.

Jon is a member of Mercury Musical Developments and the Writers Guild of Great Britain.  He is also the voice behind @AskJono.

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Never Again - A World War One Musical by Jon Hare.  Nine men and women face life-changing decisions at the outbreak of war.  Who will survive and what does survival mean?

"EXCELLENT IDEA FOR A MUSICAL!"

 

"80’s music wears well!  ...Very imaginative and enterprising."

"What fun!  ...different and hilarious enough

to make a real success...will definitely be a show to go and see!"

© 2019 by Jon Hare. Artwork for Charming designed by Matthew Strange. Photography by Jon Hare