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 A play by Ian Winterton 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 ...Read More
WEDNESDAY A play by Ian Winterton '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, ...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
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