The Odyssey: Missing, Presumed Dead

Simon Armitage


The Odyssey: Missing, Presumed Dead

James Fortune

Composer

Theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse); The Rolling Stone (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Teh  Internet Is Serious Business and A Short History of the Royal  Court (Royal Court); Posh (Royal Court/West End); The  Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler (Vanishing Point/National Theatre of Scotland); Dick Whittington and His  Cat, Jack and the Beanstalk and Secret Theatre Show 1 (Lyric Hammersmith); Our Big Land (Romany Theatre Company) and Coffee (Pleasance, Edinburgh).

James is currently working on the boxing musical Journeyman and developing Lord of the Darts, the second piece in his sporting musical trilogy.

Awards: Best Music and Sound Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler (Royal Court).

Television credits include: Objects of Desire (Sky Arts).

Radio credits include: Carmen (Radio 4).

As a singer and flautist he has worked with, among others, Tom Jones, Barry Adamson, Kate Nash and Blondie. James is a founder member of, and arranger for, award-winning vocal harmony band The Magnets. They have appeared on The Review Show, Comic Relief, Parkinson, GMTV, BBC Proms in the Park and Blue Peter as well as sessions for Radio 1 and 2.

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