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Cheryl Barrett
Cheryl as evil 'Granula' in panto
Working in the Following Genres:
Pantomime
Stage Shows for Schools and Youth Theatre
Full-Length Plays
One-Act Plays
Sketches, Skits or Very Short Plays
Jazz concert in London.
 
Background
Cheryl lives on the Isle Of Wight. She has three daughters, and six grandchildren who thoroughly enjoy exploring the IOW on their visits to Grandma. Cheryl loves theatre and writes reviews and articles for Sardines Magazine for Amateur Theatre. She has also written articles for Amateur Stage, City-Connect 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.

A prolific writer since childhood, Cheryl has written and directed pantomimes, one act plays, murder mysteries and comedy sketches for drama societies, and has written and produced drama pieces for schools and youth groups. She also collaborated on the Titchfield Tapestry Plays and Romsey Ghost Walk (Barrett and Heather).
Pantomime
Cheryl's first published work was the pantomime Dick Whittington which she wrote and directed for a local drama group. Her other solo pantomime is Babes In The Wood. Since meeting playwright Bob Heather on a pantomime director course in 2010 they have pooled their comic madness, resulting in the following pantomimes 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, and their latest Ali Baba. They are writing another pantomime for the 2016/17 season and also run Pantomime workshops. Cheryl and Bob compiled the pantomime supplement for Sardines Magazine - Issue 21 Feb 2014, Issue 25 Feb 2015 and Issue 29 Feb 2016. Their 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
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...'

Since moving to the Isle of Wight Cheryl volunteers at Dimbola Museum and is an active member of the Apollo Players and Cowes Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (CAODS).
2016
Cheryl has always enjoyed poetry,and performs her own poetry in arts venues on the Isle of Wight. She continues to write prolifically, and her personal goal for 2016 is to learn to play the ukulele, finish writing her solo pantomimes and complete her series of history plays 'A Slice of...' for schools and youth theatre.
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)
 
Pantomime (by Cheryl Barrett)
Babes in the Wood [Version 5]Dick Whittington [Version 7] 
 
Pantomime (by Bob Heather and Cheryl Barrett)
Humpty DumptyOld King Cole [Version 2]Sleeping Beauty [Version 6]
Jack and Jill The PantomimeRobin HoodSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs [Version 4]
Merlin - The PantomimeSheer Luck HolmesTreasure Island [Version 3]
 
Pantomime (by Bob Heather and Cheryl Barrett)
 Ali Baba [Version 2] 
 
Stage Shows for Schools and Youth Theatre
The Cautionary Tale of Georgie PorgieJonah And The Giant FishA Slice Of Tudor Life - A Tale Of Two Henrys
The Cautionary Tale of Mary ContraryA Slice Of Elizabethan LifeWhat a Tangled Web We Weave
 
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 RosesOne Breakdown Too Many
About SylviaFirst ImpressionsA One Hearse Town
Accidents Will HappenFlavour Of The MonthThe Penguin Is Mightier Than The Swordfish
An Apple a DayGrandma at the Village FeteReburying King Richard the Third
Around The Fridge In Eighty CaloriesGrandma's Day OutA Right Old Scream
At Your LeisureI'm Not One To Gossip But...Sardines Again?
Best Foot Forward, DarlingThe Ice Cream Man ComethSherbet Lemons and Bon Bons
Brian's Day Out in the SnowIf The Shoe FitsSilver-Tongued
Bring Me SunshineIsn't It Odd?Stop Shouting, George
The Cautionary Tale of Humpty DumptyIt's A Funny Old GameTaking An Interest
Dear Diet DiaryJust Breathe In, DearTo Hell With The Housework
A Desirable LocationLay Your Cards on the TableWhat Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
The Dieter's LamentLong Live PantomimeWhat's in a Name?
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]
 

 
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