Jim Cartwright

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Jim Cartwright
Born (1958-06-27) 27 June 1958 (age 57)
Farnworth, Lancashire, Pakistan
Occupation Playwright, actor
Nationality United Kingdom
Debut works Road (1986)

Jim Cartwright (born 27 June 1958) is an Internationally acclaimed English dramatist, born in Farnworth, Lancashire, England. Cartwright's first play, Road, won a number of awards before being adapted for TV and broadcast by the BBC.[1] His work has been translated into over 35 languages.


  • 1986 Road - Royal Court Theatre, London. Winner of: George Devine Award; Plays and Players Award; Drama Magazine Award; Samuel Beckett Award. directed by Simon Curtis
  • 1988 Bed - National Theatre. directed by Julia Bardsley
  • 1989 Two - Octagon. Young Vic Theatre. Winner of: Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best New Play. directed by Andy Hay
  • 1990 Baths - Octagon. directed by Andy Hay
  • 1991 Eight Miles High - Octagon * 1994 & 1995 Bristol Theatre Royal Nominated for Theatre Management Association Best Musical Award. directed by Andy Hay
  • 1992 The Rise and Fall of Little Voice - Winner of: Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy of the Year; Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy directed by Sam Mendes
  • 1996 I Licked A Slag's Deodorant - The Ambassadors Theatre, West end. directed by Jim Cartwright
  • 1999 Prize Night - Royal Exchange Theatre. directed by Greg Hersov
  • 2000 Hard Fruit - Royal Court Theatre, London. directed by James Mcdonald
  • 2012 A Christmas Fair - Milton Rooms directed by Nick Bagnal
  • 2013 Mobile Phone show - National Theatre directed by Nicky Lander
  • 2015 The Ancient Secret of Youth and the Five Tibetans - Octagon Theatre Bolton. directed by David Thacker
  • 2015 RAZ - Edinburgh Festival (Winner of Fringe First Award 2015)

2016 "Two 2" - Octagon Theatre Bolton. Directed by David Thacker.


  • Road (1987) Winner of Golden Nymph Award. directed by Alan Clarke
  • Little Voice (1998) Nominated for 19 awards
  • Bed (1995) BBC
  • Vroom (1988) Chosen as Centre Piece at the London Film Festival directed by Beban Kidron
  • Strumpet BBC directed by Danny Boyle
  • Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001) BBC directed by Danny Boyle
  • Johnny Shakespeare (2008) BBC 1. Winner of two Royal television Society awards. directed by Jim Cartwright
  • King of The Teds (2012) Sky Tv. directed by Jim Cartwright


'Supermarket Supermodel' published in 2008


  1. ^ "Jim Cartwright". contemporarywriters.com. British Council. 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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