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Writing Career

With over 1,750 professional and amateur productions world-wide, Peter is one of the UK’s most popular playwrights. To date, he has written thirteen comedies, a psychological thriller and a one act comedy. Eleven of these have been published and are available for performance through the play catalogue of Josef Weinberger Plays.

The ‘Inspector Pratt' trilogy - spoofs of the Agatha Christie genre of whodunnits - have been described as “deliciously wicked” and “hilarious and very clever”. Collectively, ‘Murdered to Death’, ‘Secondary Cause of Death’ and ‘Death by Fatal Murder’ have had over 1,300 professional and amateur tours/productions in the UK and overseas, including USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

A prequel to the Pratt series
Sleighed to Death received its UK premiere tour (under the title Dong Ding Murder Me On High) in 2017, by touring production company Talking Scarlet.

Of his modern comedies, it has been said that “Peter Gordon writes about life. Sometimes it is bizarre and funny, sometimes it is sad, but it is always entertaining”. Favourites include 'Par for the Course', ‘’The Reunion’, ‘Out of Focus’ and ‘Third Week in August,’ which has been performed at the world-famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

Peter recently completed a new comedy play with a darker edge, ‘Walk the Walk’, based around a group of people attempting the Coast to Coast walk. He has several other ongoing projects, including a musical adaptation of Generations Apart.

In 2010 he formed
Piggyback Theatre Company, a not-for-profit theatre project which aims to perform new work in aid of local charities.


Peter was born in York, England. Now a full-time writer, his earlier career as a Chartered Civil Engineer took him as far afield as the Middle East and eventually led him to become Head of Civil Engineering at a UK university.

As a true Yorkshireman, Peter has returned to his roots, living in York with his wife, Janice. In addition to writing, he has a keen interest in music. He considers himself to be a good drummer and an enthusiastic but less-than-adequate guitarist. He is trying to keep his ukulele playing a secret from his friends and family!