Since he first started writing for the stage in 2009, Ian has become a well-known name on the Manchester theatre scene. His play, ‘Sherica’, was selected for the 2011 24:7 Manchester Theatre Festival where it won both Best Play and the Audience Choice Award. It was also selected for the Library Theatre’s Re:Play festival and won a prestigious Manchester Theatre Award. ‘Sherica’ also led to Ian being short-listed for the BBC’s Alfred Bradley Bursary Award. His stage adaptation of ‘The Best’, an unfilmed Jack Rosenthal screenplay about George Best, won a Manchester Theatre Award.
Sherica was first performed at the 24/7 Theatre Festival in Manchester on 21st July 2011. It was directed by Trevor MacFarlane and starred Ruth Middleton as Katie, Oli Devoti as Michael, David Slack as Mr Pope, Katy Slater as Holly, ...Read More
'Ooh, shit, time for Corrie. You've got to make time for Corrie haven't you? You get yourself some sleep, Rose. While you've got the chance, like.' Kidnap, cable-ties, curry and Corrie. Rose wakes blindfolded, gagged and tied to a bed ...Read More
Based on the classic 1980s graphic novel by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson, the stage version of The Ballad of Halo Jones retained all the dark humour, satire and sci-fi weirdness of the comicbook. Playing at various venues in the ...Read More
Antarctica, 1962, when ‘going south’ meant 12 months cut off from the world. Discovering upon arrival that the fiancée he left back home is pregnant, biologist Daniel puts ambition above his religious belief and stays. Seeking solace in his work, ...Read More
'Big Sid' started out as an episode in Jack Rosenthal's TV series 'Nightingale's Boys', not seen since its transmission on Granada in 1976. With the permission of Rosenthal's widow, Maureen Lipman, Ian Winterton adapted the screenplay for Lass Productions. Telling ...Read More
Adapted by Ian Winterton from an unfilmed movie script by Jack Rosenthal, with the input and blessing of his widow Maureen Lipman, the play tells the story of George Best, legendary footballer, as he looks back while in rehab at ...Read More
A short play by Ian Winterton Based on genuine slum landlord tactics, two low-level enforcers are sent by their slum landlord crime-boss to smash tenants’ toilets with sledgehammers. An oblique look at capitalism in credit crunch Britain and how trapped ...Read More