Alice Nutter (writer)

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Alice Nutter
Born (1962-07-10) 10 July 1962 (age 54)
Burnley, Lancashire, England
Occupation Screenwriter
Nationality British

Alice Nutter (born 10 July 1962) [1] is a British musician and writer.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Burnley, Lancashire and attended Towneley High School.[2]

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

Nutter joined the anarchist music group Chumbawamba in 1982, not long after the band formed, and took up residence in their squat in Armley.[3] With her music and politics closely integrated, Nutter picketed during the 1984-85 miners' strike and the 1986 Wapping dispute. Nutter left Chumbawamba in 2006 to start a new career as a playwright.[4]

Writing[edit]

Nutter is currently a scriptwriter for theatre, radio and TV. Her theatre work includes Foxes (2006) at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Where's Vietnam? (2008) for Red Ladder Theatre Company at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Her radio work includes the afternoon play Snow In July (2008) for Radio 4 and the play My Generation (2012) for Radio 3. In 2013, My Generation was brought to the West Yorkshire Playhouse by its artistic director James Brining in the first full-scale, main-stage production of Nutter's work.[5] In 2016, the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds staged Nutter's play the Barnbow Canaries about women munition workers in Barnbow, Leeds, during the First World War. The factory the women were working in exploded one day in December 1915 and killed 35 and injured many more.[6]

In the realm of television, Nutter has written an episode of Jimmy McGovern's Bafta winning series The Street (2007)[3] and an episode of Casualty (2009). She has also written an episode of Moving On (BBC 1, aired spring 2010) and an episode of Jimmy McGovern's new series, The Accused. she has also written an episode of The Mill to be broadcast July 2014. She was also commissioned to write, and completed, a biographical drama based on the life of the Mancunian comedian Bernard Manning, but cuts to the BBC4 budget led to the piece never being filmed.[5]

In March 2014 Spanner Films announced that Nutter will be one of the writers for Undercovers, a television drama series about the undercover police officers who infiltrated the British activist scene for 50 years, and the women who unknowingly had longterm relationships and even children with the spies. The series is also being written by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Full Monty) and Franny Armstrong (The Age of Stupid, McLibel), and executive produced by Tony Garnett. Filming is due to start in Autumn 2014, with an early 2015 release.[7]

Writing credits[edit]

Production Notes Broadcaster
The Street
  • "The Postman" (2007)
BBC One
Casualty
  • "With This Ring" (co-written with Martin Jameson, 2009)
BBC One
Moving On
  • "The Test" (2010)
BBC One
Accused
  • "Helen's Story" (2010)
BBC One
32 Brinkburn Street
  • "Episode #1.3" (2011)
  • "Episode #1.4" (2011)
BBC One
Justice
  • "The Secret's Out" (2011)
BBC One
The Mill
  • "Episode #2.4" (2014)
Channel 4

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result Reference
2011 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Accused Best Television Drama Series (with Jimmy McGovern, Daniel Brocklehurst and Esther Wilson) Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chumbawamba FAQ Accessed 2011
  2. ^ Lancashire Telegraph Accessed 2011
  3. ^ a b Cumming, Tim (11 March 2008). "Chumbawamba: They got knocked down...". The Independent. Retrieved 1 September 2009. ; Steve Bottoms, 'Struggling to be Human', in the programme for the 2013 West Yorkshire Playhouse production My Generation.
  4. ^ Steve Bottoms, 'Struggling to be Human', in the programme for the 2013 West Yorkshire Playhouse production My Generation.
  5. ^ a b Steve Bottoms, 'Struggling to be Human', in the programme for the 2013 West Yorkshire Playhouse production My Generation. Staged October 5th-26th 2013
  6. ^ Long, Chris (21 June 2016). "Barnbow Canaries: Telling the stories of WW1 munitions workers". BBC News. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Spanner Films press release". 7 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 

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