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 well underway. 

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, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Assembly Festivals, as well as the Isle of Wight, End of the Road and Greenbelt 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 theatre blog @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!  This is going to be fab...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