Winner of the Manchester Evening News Best New Play award, Two premiered at the Bolton Octagon in 1989 and opened at the Young Vic, London, in November 1990 Bed premiered on the Royal National Theatre's Cottesloe stage in 1989 'Cartwright writes better about old people than anyone I know, except perhaps Beckett. This is an odd, harrowing and hilarious piece, entirely without sentimentality, sturdy but moving.' Sunday Times
Jim Cartright lives in Lancashire, where he was born. Road, his first play, won the Samuel Beckett Award, 1986; Drama magazine's Best New Play Award 1986; was joint winner of the George Devine Award 1986 and Plays and Players Award, 1986. The TV version won the Golden Nymph Award for the best film at the Mnote Carlo Television Festival. His other plays include The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Royal National Theatre, Cottesloe, 1992 and the Aldwych Theatre, London, 1992) winner of the Evening Standard Best Comedy Award in 1992 and teh 1993 Olivier Award for Best Comedy.
"Jim Cartwright is one of the mavericks of British theatre" --Daily Telegraph