Blood & Tinsel

“Fearless and fun.” – Baz Luhrmann
“A stunning self-portrait.” – Geoffrey Rush
“Like dazzling conversation.” – Jake Wilson, Senses of Cinema

Jim’s memoir Blood & Tinsel ranges from the rough and ready world of outback Australia in the fifties, where boxers and panto dames shared the stage, to the cultural explosions in which Sharman played a part. Blood & Tinsel is a remarkable story about Australia. It is also a moving tribute to a family legendary in the entertainment stakes.

“Entertaining, informative and provocative … a memoir, a cultural history and a moving self-portrait … ‘Sharman, Shaman, Showman’ could be applied to Sharman the writer as well as the theatre maker.” – Elizabeth Shafer, Royal Holloway, University of London