Jim Fortune

COMPOSER & ARRANGER

Jim is a composer, song-writer and arranger who loves music from Bach to Bebop, from Blues to Beefheart. After studying at University, James embarked on a singing career that took him around the world.  Working in theatre, music and television, James is equally happy writing a three minute pop tune or scores with a more filmic ambition. He is also a specialist vocal-arranger and a classically trained flautist, though has kept that quiet for years.

Jim is currently under commission to write a new musical for the National Theatre. His last musical collaboration for the National Theatre, MR GUM AND THE DANCING BEAR, is nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Family Show.

AWARDS

CRITICS AWARD FOR THEATRE IN SCOTLAND (CATS)

THE BEAUTIFUL COSMOS OF IVOR CUTLER – Best Music & Sound (2014)

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Women Beware WomenGlobe Theatre2020
My Brilliant FriendNational Theatre2019
Mr Gum & The Dancing BearNational Theatre2019

Olivier Awards Best Family Show nominee

A Midsummer Night's DreamGlobe Theatre2019
Mother Courage And Her ChildrenRoyal Exchange Theatre2019
PericlesNational Theatre2018
Love Labour's LostGlobe Theatre2018
A Clockwork OrangeLiverpool Everyman2018
The Big I AmLiverpool Everyman2018
Romeo and JulietLiverpool Everyman2017
The Conquest of the South PoleLiverpool Everyman2017
My Brilliant FriendRose Theatre, Kingston2017
The Two Gentleman of VeronaGlobe Theatre & UK Tour2017
Boys Will Be BoysHeadlong and Bush Theatre2017
The OdysseyEnglish Touring Theatre2016
ShibbolethThe Abbey Theatre2016
The Rolling StoneRoyal Exchange Theatre & West Yorkshire Playhouse2016
A Midsummer Night's DreamLiverpool Everyman & Playhouse2015
Teh Internet Is A Serious BusinessRoyal Court2015
Dick Whittington and his CatLyric Hammersmith2015
The Beautiful Cosmos Of Ivor CutlerVanishing Point And National Theatre Of Scotland Sottish Tour & Brighton Festival2014
Jack and The BeanstalkLyric Hammersmith2014
Secret Theatre Show 1Lyric Hammersmith2014
Our Big LandRomany Theatre Company2013
PoshRoyal Court & West End2010 & 2013

TV & FILM CREDITS

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DANCE CREDITS

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OPERA CREDITS

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