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Jim Fortune


For the National: The Odyssey: Episode Five − The Underworld, HexMr Gum and the Dancing Bear, Pericles, My Brilliant Friend and the musical film We Begin Again.

In London’s West End: Posh (also at the Royal Court).

Other theatre projects include The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler for Vanishing Point at the National Theatre of Scotland; Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Two Gentlemen of Verona for Shakespeare’s Globe; Mother Courage and her Children for the Royal Exchange; and Teh Internet is Serious Business for the Royal Court.

As a singer and musician, Jim Fortune has toured the world, working with, amongst many others, Tom Jones and Blondie. He has recorded sessions for BBC Radios 1, 2 and 3 and has been an EMI recording artist appearing on many TV shows and festivals. Jim Fortune was a BAFTA music judge 2022.


Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – Olivier nomination for Best Family Show

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler – Winner of Best Music and Sound at the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland


(Updated August 2023)