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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 also 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 live 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 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, 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 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 has also written an all-encompassing books about pantomime with Bob, 'The Pantomime Writers Book of Gags and Routines',with foreword by Christopher Biggins, and 'More Gags and Routines for Pantomime Writers'. Cheryl is a regular contributor to Sardines Magazine.
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 twice played 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 press officer for the Tennyson Townswomen Guild and is an active member of Cowes Amateur Operatic Dramatic Society (CAODS) and Curtain Up drama group. Cheryl is a member of the Bay Wailers choir and the Isle of Wight Writers Circle and enjoys being one of a team of volunteers at Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Freshwater Bay.She is currently enjoying a stint as a co presenter on Vectis Radio.
2019 Other news
2018 proved a busy year for Cheryl - giving talks about her writing and theatre experiences and facilitating a writing workshop at an author event on the Isle of Wight. Cheryl also directed 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 and 'JUNGLE BOOK THE PANTOMIME' in Nov/Dec. She also trod the boards in 'Blithe Spirit' as her favourite character, Madame Arcati, but with so many words to learn is adamant that a third time is not on the cards.
Cheryl enjoys performing her own poetry and spoken word in arts venues on the Isle of Wight. With more talks, performing and directing lined up for this year she hopes to finish the many half-written plays and pantomimes now on the back burner...
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…From Bad to WorseA Matter of Taste
And The Bride Wore...It Never Rains But It PoursMemory Lane
A Cut Above The RestJust Breathe In, DearTrapped In The Web
Face ValueLook After The Cat, DarlingWorking It Out
For My Final ActLook For The Silver LiningYou Can't Take It With You
Free For HallA Matter Of Health and Safety [One Act Version]You'll Suit Just Fine [One-Act Version]
Sketches, Skits or Very Short Plays
10 Abbey CourtEverything's Coming Up RosesOne Breakdown Too Many
About SylviaFairy Dust UpA One Hearse Town
Accidents Will HappenFirst ImpressionsThe Penguin Is Mightier Than The Swordfish
An Apple a DayFlavour Of The MonthReburying King Richard the Third
Around The Fridge In Eighty CaloriesThe Gloves Are OffA Right Old Scream
At Your LeisureGrandma at the Village FeteSardines Again?
Best Foot Forward, DarlingGrandma's Day OutSherbet Lemons and Bon Bons
A Bit of a TurnI'm Not One To Gossip But...Silver-Tongued
Brian's Day Out in the SnowThe Ice Cream Man ComethStop Shouting, George
Bring Me SunshineIf The Shoe FitsTaking An Interest
The Cautionary Tale of Humpty DumptyIsn't It Odd?To Hell With The Housework
Dear Diet DiaryIt's A Funny Old GameWhat Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
A Desirable LocationLay Your Cards on the TableWhat's in a Name?
The Dieter's LamentLong Live PantomimeWonder Wall
Don't Get Me Started...A Matter of Health and Safety [Short Version]Word Up
Everything Stops for TeaMoving DayYou'll Suit Just Fine [Short Version]
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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