Stewart John Permutt is an actor and a playwright who was born in 1950 in Stoke Newington, London. Permutt has written numerous plays for radio, film, and theatre. His works for the theatre include Singular Women (1991), Unsuspecting Susan, starring well-known actress Celia Imrie (2003), which toured to New York in 2005 and Stuttgart, Germany in 2008, Real Babies Don’t Cry, which was Winner of a Fringe First Award in Edinburgh in 2010, Love and Lust in Lewisham (2013), and most recently A Dark Night in Dalston which premiered at the Park Theatre in London in 2017. Many of Permutt’s plays have Jewish characters as protagonists. In A Dark Night in Dalston, for example, a young orthodox Jewish man ends up spending the night with a local woman because the onset of darkness prohibits him from travelling.