Robin Hawdon Author, Screenwriter & Playwright

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Robin Hawdon’s plays include some of the theatre’s best-known comedies, playing in many countries and in multiple languages.

Over the last decade, there have been productions in mainstream theatres in New York, Chicago, Paris, Berlin, Bonn, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Krakow, Sydney, Zurich, Johannesburg, Russia, Scandinavia, Italy, Turkey, etc.

“….most enduring comedies on the international theatre circuit…. staple diet of stock and amateur theatres everywhere.” Amazon editorial.

Here are described a number of the best known plays, together with extracts from their international reviews, and short dialogue examples from each text.

Hawdon is also a serious novelist and screenwriter. Find here descriptions of his film scripts and novels with many 5 star Amazon reviews.

And in later life he is reviving his career as an actor (go to

Blog – How To Writea good starting point for fellow writers.

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(Newly published autobiography)

Few people’s careers have spanned as many aspects of the show business world as have Robin Hawdon’s. From stage, TV, and film actor (who came close to being James Bond), to playwright performed in over forty countries, to West End stage director, to mainstream Theatre Director, to five-star novelist, his activities include both triumphs and major setbacks.

Here are told stories of his encounters with many famous names from British and Hollywood show business, together with entertaining tales of Hawdon’s lively domestic life spread over four different countries.

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(Newly completed and seeking it’s first productions)

Robin Hawdon’s latest stage comedy, and his most anarchic one.  Is it a farce, or is it a forecast of a global cataclysm that might well happen?

Forget Covid.  Another Cold War is threatening.  The British government urgently boosts its defence spending, along with other Western nations. A minor Whitehall unit accidentally gets a boost of several billion pounds intended for the main Defence department. The egomaniac head of the section refuses to give the money back, and instead blackmails the Government into giving him charge of a new civil defence force. He then takes it upon himself to challenge the enemy’s nuclear threat with his own Dad’s Army resistance, little realising what he is getting himself and his incompetent team into – let alone the rest of the world. If it wasn’t a farce it would be terrifying!

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Robin Hawdon’s latest novel.  An explosive new post-Brexit thriller.  Political intrigue, high crime,  romantic entanglement, and insights into the power politics within Number Ten Downing Street.

Short listed for the International Thriller Award.

“Akin to taking a breathtaking fairground ride…”

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World premiere in Germany, May 2017.  Premieres in Australia, Canada in 2018 and USA in 2019

“Hawdon fools the audience with an array of assumptions and his permutation games reach dazzlingly absurd heights”.

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stage fright play

The perfect present for kids aged 5 to 11. The children’s poems cover everything from youthful games and exploits, to the problems of growing up, to the ups and downs of school and family life, to the joys of seaside holidays.

For all parents and grand parents who want something new and entertaining with which to occupy those tricky lights-out bedtime moments.

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