He is one of the most performed writers in the english language john’s tv work includes ‘crown court’, ‘grange hill’ and ‘brookside’ in 1987 he wrote and co-directed the bbc 2 six part series ‘the ritz’ and its sequel ‘the continental. John harry godber (born 18 may 1956) is an english dramatist, known mainly for his innovative theatre and observational comedies with an edge in a government policy document of several years ago he was calculated as the third most performed playwright in the uk narrowly behind shakespeare and ayckbourn he has a wife and 2 children. In these recessive times, a new theatre is as rare as snow in june and in moving from an old converted backstreet methodist church into a spanking new space in the town centre, hull truck has got.
Authors john godber and jane thornton john harry godber (b 1956) godber was born in upton, west yorkshire, the son and grandson of miners he trained as a drama teacher at bretton hall college and later became head of drama at minsthorpe high school. He is now one of the most performed writers in the english language he trained as a drama teacher at bretton hall college, later working as head of drama an minsthorpe high school he is professor of contemporary theatre at liverpool hope university and visiting professor of drama at hull university. John (harry) godber born upton, yorkshire - 15 may, 1956 stage plays a clockwork orange, adaptation of the 1962 novella by anthony burgess, 17 november 1976, experimental theatre, bretton hall college, wakefield, west yorkshireperformed by drama students from bretton hall college.
Godber was born in upton, west yorkshire, near pontefract he trained as a teacher of drama at bretton hall college, affiliated to the university of leeds, and became artistic director of hull truck theatre company in 1984. She is married to writer and director john godber and the couple work together at hull truck theatre where she performs and produces she has written 12 plays including 'all the fun of the fight', 'i want that hair', 'everyday heroes' and 'thick as a brick. A 1993 survey for plays and players magazine cited godber as the third most performed playwright in the uk, after shakespeare and alan ayckbourn in 2005 he won two baftas for odd squad , written and directed on location in hull and screened by bbc children's television.
Street to ferensway in hull following his departure from hull truck, godber became creative director of theatre royal wakefield, and established the john godber company tv works as a screenwriter, he wrote for the tv series grange hill, brookside, the ritz, my kingdom for a horse, chalkface, and bloomin' marvellous. Performed by the hull truck theatre company thick as a brick - musical with john pattison (music) and jane thornton (lyrics) (28 april 1999 at the spring street theatre)(published 2001) big trouble in the little bedroom - 25 november 1999 at the spring street theatre.
John was artistic director of hull truck for 26 years, taking it from bankruptcy in 1984 to its new home in a £15 million theatre in 2010 in 2011, he set up the john godber company with his playwright wife, jane, and formed a partnership with theatre royal wakefield to produce two tours of his work each year. Thick as a brick by john godber in theatre reviews at the stephen joseph theatre.