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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. 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 and pantomime workshops.She has facilitated drama groups and produced shows in primary schools and youth centres that she has worked in. A prolific writer, with over ninety scripts published by Lazy Bee Scripts, Cheryl has also 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 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 co-written two 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'. 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 is chairperson of Curtain Up ADS. Cheryl is a member of the Bay Wailers choir and the Isle of Wight Writers Circle and plays ukulele with the Freshwater Ukulele Group.She recently enjoyed 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 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 2019 and 2020 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 RocketRobinson Crusoe: Pirates and the Caribbean Queen
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…It Never Rains But It PoursMemory Lane
And The Bride Wore...Just Breathe In, DearTrapped In The Web
A Cut Above The RestLook After The Cat, DarlingWild at Art
For My Final ActLook For The Silver LiningWorking It Out
Free For HallA Matter Of Health and Safety [One Act Version]You Can't Take It With You
From Bad to WorseA 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 SylviaFairy Dust UpThe Penguin Is Mightier Than The Swordfish
Accidents Will HappenFirst ImpressionsReburying King Richard the Third
And Now, For My Next TrickFlavour Of The MonthA Right Old Scream
An Apple a DayThe Gloves Are OffSardines Again?
Around The Fridge In Eighty CaloriesGrandma at the Village FeteSherbet Lemons and Bon Bons
At Your LeisureGrandma's Day OutSilver-Tongued
Best Foot Forward, DarlingI'm Not One To Gossip But...A Square Peg in a Round Hole
A Bit of a TurnThe Ice Cream Man ComethStop Shouting, George
Brian's Day Out in the SnowIf The Shoe FitsTake a Hike
Bring Me SunshineIsn't It Odd?Taking An Interest
The Cautionary Tale of Humpty DumptyIt's A Funny Old GameTo Hell With The Housework
Child's PlayLay Your Cards on the TableA Walk on the Wild Side
Dear Diet DiaryLong Live PantomimeWhat Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
A Desirable LocationA Matter of Health and Safety [Short Version]What's in a Name?
The Dieter's LamentThe Moon Was In AquariusWonder Wall
Don't Get Me Started...Moving DayWord Up
Everything Stops for TeaOne Breakdown Too ManyYou'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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