Iain Joseph Robert Landles is an English playwright.
Iain was born in Portsmouth, England the eldest son of John and Pauline Landles. His early childhood was spent between England and Malta and his first language Maltese. Iain obtained a First at Portsmouth University, where he also gained an MA in Literature, and received his Doctorate at Sussex University. He has been writing plays since 1988 and his first show (Urak-Hai) took place in 1992. Since then his work has appeared on the London Fringe, the Edinburgh and Brighton Festivals, and on numerous tours across Britain.
Iain's War Trilogy  was performed between 2003 and 2005 at the White Bear Theatre, London. Time Out said of The Siege: 'Landles' fierce poetic style, together with his themes of political and sexual depravity, might make you think of Howard Barker, and you'd not be far wrong. ... Landles has served up an intriguingly nasty piece of work.'
Landles is a controversial playwright, experimenting with theatrical form (see Seventh Day Respite, 2007, and Accelerating Expansion, 2008), language, character, and narrative. His 'in-yer-face' style of writing has made him few friends in the theatrical world, and his unique voice is known for its lack of compromise.
Iain gained a Doctorate from the University of Sussex and has published extensively on the poet E.E. Cummings, for example, The Case for Cummings  and is also a Contributing and Consulting editor for SPRING, The Journal of the E. E. Cummings Society.
Iain finished his first novel KK: A Death in January 2009, and has recently completed 1920: Variations on a Theme of Masculinity. He is currently working on a new play. Seventh Day Respite received its premiere on 6 September 2011, at the White Bear Theatre, London.
Iain is married to Joanna and lives in The New Forest, England.
- Folk Singer (1989)
- Pictures at an Exhibition (1990)
- If Six Were Nine (1990)
- The Scottish Play (1991)
- A Message of Love (1991)
- Eve Hero, ID Ruler (1992)
- Urak-Hai (1992)
- Soach (1993)
- Kaliayev (1994)
- Lequesa (1995)
- Our Lady (1997)
- A Chamber Play (1998)
- The Park (1999)
- Sorry Seemed (2000)
- The Philosophy of Roses (2001)
- Roisin Dubh (2002)
- The Siege (2003)
- Angel of Mons (2004)
- Berezina (2005)
- Fortuna: Scenes of the Martyrdom of St. Osyth (2006)
- Aftermath (2006)
- Seventh Day Respite (2007)
- Accelerating Expansion (2008)
- Eyam Days (2008)
- Ophelia: Off Text (2008)
- Di: The Flatmate' (2009)
- Sensuous Mechanism (2010)
- Deus vult (WIP 2011)
- An Actor's Pain (2012)
- Ouroboros' (2013)
- Published by Oberon Books in 2005: ISBN 1-84002-543-3
- Time Out: September 24th, 2005, No.1727
- Published by VDM Verlag, Saarbrücken in 2008: ISBN 978-3-639-09250-9
- ^ Landles, Iain (2001). "An Analysis of Two Poems by E.E. Cummings". SPRING, The Journal of the E. E. Cummings Society 10: 31–43; and Landles, Iain (1999). "Post-Structuralist Cummings". SPRING, The Journal of the E.E. Cummings Society 8: 161-170.