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JPS Yates
Working in the Following Genres:
Pantomime
Full-Length Plays
One-Act Plays
JPS Yates (Jonathan to his friends) - playwright
 

Jonathan P S Yates has been involved with the theatre for the most of his life. He has fulfilled every function in the production of theatrical performances - acting, directing, front of house, lighting, sound effects, stage management and set design and construction.

Jonathan first took to the boards in 1987 in a hotel ballroom in Cairo, Egypt, in Neil Simon's 'Barefoot in the Park'. Since that time, he has appeared in a host of different straight and comedy plays, pantomimes, Old Time Music Halls and variety shows. His roles have included Billy Bigelow in 'Carousel', Freddy Eynsford-Hill in 'My Fair Lady', Charles Stratton in 'Separate Tables', Albert Strachan in 'Pink String and Sealing Wax' and Gerald Croft in 'Anne in Spectacles'. He has also appeared as Dr John Watson at High Wycombe's Swan Theatre with fellow playwright Richard James in a two man show entitled 'The Mystery of Sherlock Holmes'.

Having fulfilled just about every role he could imagine, from panto dame to Shakespearean character, Jonathan turned his attention to writing in 2006. Seven years later, his pantomime and one act plays have been performed across the world, the latter winning Drama Festival awards in many cases.

He has now also completed two full-length plays - 'Trussed' - a satirical look at modern attitudes to dealing with a domestic crisis in the form of a burglary - and the newly released emotive and exciting World War One drama, 'The Hunter and the Hunted'.
Try a JPS Yates play...
Whether you are looking for an original pantomime, a thought-provoking Festival play, a satirical comedy with a twist or a full length production for the forthcoming First World War centenary, you will find what you are looking for in the works of JPS Yates.

Whatever your needs, you will find in these plays original concepts, snappy dialogue, rich characters and a light approach to the demands of life.

Perform a JPS Yates play and you could find youself in such diverse roles as

• a redundant Teddy Bear

• Sherlock Holmes or Dr Watson

• possibly the world's first married pantomime dame

• a daytime TV junky

• a morally bereft tabloid photojournalist

• a sociopathic HR fairy

...and many more. If this sounds interesting, read on...

 
Pantomime
 The Elves and the Shoemaker 
 
Full-Length Plays
The Hunter And The HuntedOutside the BoxTrussed
 
One-Act Plays
He's Coming To DinnerOutside the Box 
The Madness of Sherlock HolmesSand to the Egyptians 
 

 
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