George Mitton

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George Mitton is a journalist and writer from the UK. By day, he edits Funds Global MENA, a magazine about finance in the Middle East. In his spare time he writes freelance articles about history, food and culture for Gulf News, Jumeirah magazine and others. He also runs his own magazine called the Yarn, which publishes travel articles, photography and fiction.

Mitton’s involvement in theatre goes back to his schools days in St Albans, when he acted in plays such as The Wind in the Willows and an adaptation of the War of the Worlds. In 2000, Mitton played Peter Quince in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The opportunity to experience different cultures and make friends from all over the world drew Mitton to Dubai in 2012. He never tires of visiting India – despite the odd bout of Delhi belly – and recently achieved his ambition of visiting every country in the GCC.

Mitton began writing his own plays after doing a weekend workshop with Alex Broun in 2013 and has since had two of his pieces performed at Short+Sweet Dubai. In one of them, a monologue, he acted in the play himself.

Mitton is currently halfway through writing his first novel.