Jim Cartwright

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Jim Cartwright
Born (1958-06-27) 27 June 1958 (age 65)
Farnworth, Lancashire, England

Jim Cartwright (born 27 June 1958) is an English dramatist, born in Farnworth, Lancashire. 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 more than 40 languages.

Plays by Jim Cartwright[edit]

  • 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 Macdonald
  • 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 Trafalgar Studios, London & Nationwide tour. Directed by Anthony Banks.
  • 2016 Two 2 - Octagon Theatre Bolton. Directed by David Thacker.
  • 2017 Stand Up Stand Up - Theatre Royal Wakefield, Nationwide tour. Directed by Jim Cartwright.
  • 2024 The Gap - Hope Mill Theatre. Directed by Anthony Banks.


  • 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 Beeban Kidron.
  • Strumpet (2001) 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


  • Baths (1987) BBC radio 4. Directed by Penny Black
  • Sung (2015) BBC radio 4. Directed by Gary Brown


Supermarket Supermodel (2008) Random House


  1. ^ "Jim Cartwright". contemporarywriters.com. British Council. 2011. Archived from the original on 4 January 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011.

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