Tim Firth's Biography

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Tim was born and has lived his entire life in the North West of the UK, educated at Appleton Hall School in Warrington then at King’s College Cambridge where he set up a theatre company with Sam Mendes and wrote for the Footlights comedy team, with whom he later created the award-winning radio series And Now In Colour on Radio 4.  

His original musicals include the book, music and lyrics for THIS IS MY FAMILY (2014, Sheffield Crucible, UK Theatre Award Best New Musical) and the book for OUR HOUSE (2003 West End, Olivier Award Best Musical). He co-wrote book lyrics and music for CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL (West End 2017 National Tour, Whatsonstage Award, Olivier Nomination) and the book for THE BAND (2018, 2 National Tours, West End). He also wrote book, music and lyrics for the Christmas Musical comedy THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY (2006, Liverpool Playhouse)

His plays include NEVILLE'S ISLAND (1992, Nottingham Playhouse and West End, revival 2013, Evening Standard & Olivier nomination), THE SAFARI PARTY (2002, Stephen Joseph, Scarborough and Hampstead), SIGN OF THE TIMES (2011, UK tour and West End) and CALENDAR GIRLS (2008, Chichester Festival Theatre, West End, 5 national tours, Olivier nomination, Whatsonstage Best Comedy Award.

Tim’s film credits include BLACKBALL (2002), CALENDAR GIRLS (2002, British Comedy Award) and KINKY BOOTS (2004, Best International Film, Florida FF), and THE WEDDING VIDEO (2014).

For television his TV credits include MONEY FOR NOTHING (Writer’s Guild Award), THE ROTTENTROLLS (BAFTA Award), CRUISE OF THE GODS, THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY, PRESTON FRONT (Writer’s Guild Award, British Comedy Award, RTS Award, BAFTA nomination). Tim produced a season of single comedy plays entitled TRAPPED, and wrote the Sky Arts single drama TIMELESS.

Tim has toured the UK in a show of words and music with Willy Russell. Most recently The Rottentrolls was voted one of the top fifty children’s shows of all time. Tim is currently working on a new musical and the film of THE BAND.




JULY 2018