Alison Carr won the Journal Culture Awards 2017 Writer of the Year for her play Iris, which premiered at Live Theatre in April 2016. Her play Caterpillar was shortlisted for the Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2016 and premiered at Theatre503, London, in August 2018.
In 2013, Alison was awarded the Live Theatre/Empty Space Bursary Award to develop her play The Soaking of Vera Shrimp and the play opened at Live Theatre in September 2014. Other theatre credits include: Hush (Paines Plough, RWCMD, Gate Theatre), Remains (troublehouse theatre, Reveal Festival), Clothes Swap Theatre Party (Derby Theatre), Fat Alice (The Lemon Tree, Òran Mór, Traverse Theatre), A Wondrous Place (Northern Spirit, Tour), Mary, Jesus's Mam (Live Theatre), Fine (Soho Theatre), Quick Bright Things (The People’s Theatre, Newcastle), When It's Gone (part of nabakov’s Present: Tense), The Surprising Germination of Andrea Fitzgerald (Hotbed Festival at The Junction), When It Falls (Soho Theatre), The Girls From Poppyfield Close (Live Theatre), Clint (Live Theatre), But Otherwise Went Well (Waterloo East Theatre), and Can Cause Death (National Theatre).
Radio credits include Dolly Would (BBC Radio 4), Yackety Yak (The Verb, BBC Radio 3), and Worn Around the Edges (BBC Radio 3).