John Livings – Writer / Director

John was born in the UK but for the past twenty-something years has called Australia home. Having trod the well-worn path of the writer John has notched up an eclectic array of day jobs from the advertising industry to kitchen hand, landscape gardener, laborer, yacht delivery crew plus umpteen other misadventures best left unsaid.

An avid traveller John lived and worked in the Middle East for a couple of years and spent a further four years working at sea as a cruise ship entertainer. Throughout all this he moonlights as a stand-up comedian and has performed in the UK, the USA and all the major (and not so major) comedy venues across Australia.

His critically acclaimed debut novel Pommy Bastard was unleashed in 2007 and, giving JK Rowling a scare has gone on to sell a whopping nine-hundred copies in just eight years (apologies if you received one as a gift).

On a brighter note John’s theatre credits include writing the smash-hit shows At Last – The Etta James Story and Let’s Get It On – The Life And Music Of Marvin Gaye.  


I am immensely proud of Bugle Boys and the amazing cast that we have been blessed with. If you only see one show this year…then you really should get out more.

John Livings – Writer / Director