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Cheryl Barrett
Cheryl as evil 'Granula' in panto
Jazz concert in London.
Working in the Following Genres:
Stage Shows for Schools and Youth Theatre
Full-Length Plays
One-Act Plays
Sketches, Skits or Very Short Plays
Background Info
Cheryl lives on the Isle Of Wight with her husband Peter May, who has recently had comedy sketches published by Lazy Bee Scripts. Cheryl has three daughters and six grandchildren who enjoy exploring the IOW on their visits to the island. Cheryl loves theatre and writes reviews and articles for Sardines Magazine for Amateur Theatre. She has also written articles for Amateur Stage and other publications. Discovering a passion for drama many years ago, Cheryl has also run script writing and drama workshops for children, storytelling sessions and pantomime workshops.She has facilitated drama groups and produced shows in primary schools and youth centres that she has worked in over the years.
A prolific writer since childhood, Cheryl has written and directed pantomimes, one act plays, murder mysteries and comedy sketches for drama societies. She also collaborated on the Titchfield Tapestry Plays and Romsey Ghost Walk (Barrett and Heather) and continues to write scripts and poetry.
Pantomime OH YES IT IS
Cheryl's first published work was the pantomime DICK WHITTINGTON which she wrote and directed for a local drama group. Her other solo pantomimes are JUNGLE BOOK the PANTOMIME, JACK'S AMAZING BEANSTALK ROCKET and BABES IN THE WOOD. Cheryl has co-written the following pantomimes with writer Bob Heather, Robin Hood, Old King Cole, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, Sheer Luck Holmes, Jack and Jill, Treasure Island, Humpty Dumpty, Merlin The Pantomime, Ali Baba and Cinderella. They also run Pantomime workshops and compiled the pantomime supplement for Sardines Magazine - Issue 21 Feb 2014, Issue 25 Feb 2015, Issue 29 Feb 2016, Issue 33 Feb 2017 and Issue 37 2018. Cheryl and Bob's all-encompassing books about pantomime, 'The Pantomime Writers Book of Gags and Routines',with foreword by Christopher Biggins, and 'More Gags and Routines for Pantomime Writers' are currently on sale.
Hobbies In between pottering about in the garden...
Cheryl enjoys singing and studied jazz singing in London, she has sung at jazz and blues events. Cheryl also enjoys acting and has played a variety of roles including Mrs Sowerberry in Oliver, M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias, and Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit. Her favourite pantomime role was Dracula’s evil grandmother, Granula (photo top left) - after telling her chiropractor she wanted to play the part as an evil Yiddish grandmother but there was no such thing he replied, 'You haven’t met my mother-in-law...'
Cheryl is a member of the West Wight Writers Group, Tennyson Townswomen Guild and is an active member of Cowes Amateur Operatic Dramatic Society (CAODS) and Curtain Up drama group. Cheryl enjoys being one of a team of volunteers at Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Freshwater Bay.
2018 Other news
Cheryl has always enjoyed writing poetry,and will be performing her own poetry in arts venues on the Isle of Wight. She plans to write more pantomimes, plays and comedy sketches this year, to complete her series of history plays 'A Slice of...' for schools and youth theatre and to improve her tap dancing. In April Cheryl gave a talk to her local Townswomen Guild about her writing and theatre experiences. In May Cheryl will be leading a writing workshop at a library author event on the Isle of Wight. Cheryl will be directing three of her one act plays, 'For My Final Act', 'Look After The Cat, Darling' and 'Look For The Silver Lining' at Trinity Theatre in June.
Pantomime (by Cheryl Barrett)
Babes in the Wood [Version 5]Jack's Amazing Beanstalk Rocket 
Dick Whittington [Version 7]Jungle Book - The Pantomime 
Pantomime (by Bob Heather and Cheryl Barrett)
Cinderella [Version 11]Old King Cole [Version 2]Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [Version 4]
Humpty DumptyRobin HoodTreasure Island [Version 3]
Jack and Jill The PantomimeSheer Luck Holmes 
Merlin - The PantomimeSleeping Beauty [Version 6] 
Pantomime (by Bob Heather and Cheryl Barrett)
 Ali Baba [Version 2] 
Stage Shows for Schools and Youth Theatre
The Cautionary Tale of Georgie PorgieJungle Book - A Play For SchoolsWhat a Tangled Web We Weave
The Cautionary Tale of Mary ContraryA Slice Of Elizabethan Life 
Jonah And The Giant FishA Slice Of Tudor Life - A Tale Of Two Henrys 
Full-Length Plays
Charm OffensiveMy Favourite Things 
One-Act Plays
Acting, It’s Not Plumbing…Free For HallMemory Lane
And The Bride Wore...Look After The Cat, DarlingTrapped In The Web
A Cut Above The RestLook For The Silver LiningWorking It Out
Face ValueA Matter Of Health and Safety [One Act Version]You Can't Take It With You
For My Final ActA Matter of TasteYou'll Suit Just Fine [One-Act Version]
Sketches, Skits or Very Short Plays
10 Abbey CourtEverything's Coming Up RosesA One Hearse Town
About SylviaFirst ImpressionsThe Penguin Is Mightier Than The Swordfish
Accidents Will HappenFlavour Of The MonthReburying King Richard the Third
An Apple a DayGrandma at the Village FeteA Right Old Scream
Around The Fridge In Eighty CaloriesGrandma's Day OutSardines Again?
At Your LeisureI'm Not One To Gossip But...Sherbet Lemons and Bon Bons
Best Foot Forward, DarlingThe Ice Cream Man ComethSilver-Tongued
A Bit of a TurnIf The Shoe FitsStop Shouting, George
Brian's Day Out in the SnowIsn't It Odd?Taking An Interest
Bring Me SunshineIt's A Funny Old GameTo Hell With The Housework
The Cautionary Tale of Humpty DumptyJust Breathe In, DearWhat Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
Dear Diet DiaryLay Your Cards on the TableWhat's in a Name?
A Desirable LocationLong Live PantomimeWonder Wall
The Dieter's LamentA Matter of Health and Safety [Short Version]Word Up
Don't Get Me Started...Moving DayYou'll Suit Just Fine [Short Version]
Everything Stops for TeaOne Breakdown Too Many 
L to R Bob Heather Sir Ian McKellen and Cheryl Barrett
Cheryl delivered a workshop on pantomime with Bob Heather for the Little Theatre Guild, amongst their students was LTG patron Sir Ian McKellen (Photo by Clair Whittaker)

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