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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. A member of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists (SWWJ), Cheryl writes reviews and articles for Sardines Magazine for Amateur Theatre. Discovering a passion for drama many years ago, Cheryl has run script writing, drama and pantomime workshops.She has facilitated drama groups and produced shows. A prolific writer, with over a hundred scripts published by Lazy Bee Scripts under her penname Cheryl Barrett, she has also written and directed pantomimes, one act plays, murder mysteries and comedy sketches. She continues to write scripts, short stories and poetry.
Cheryl's solo pantomimes are DICK WHITTINGTON, ROBINSON CRUSOE, PIRATES and the CARRIBEAN QUEEN, JUNGLE BOOK the PANTOMIME, JACK'S AMAZING BEANSTALK ROCKET, BABES IN THE WOOD, THE GREAT BRITISH PANTO CHASE OFF QUIZ and IT'S PANTO, BORIS - BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT. Cheryl has co-written the following pantomimes with 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 Sardines Magazine pantomime supplement from 2014-2018. 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 learning to play the guitar...
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 Dorcas in 'Ladies In Lavendar', M’Lynn in 'Steel Magnolias', and twice played Madame Arcati in 'Blithe Spirit'. Last year Cheryl stepped into the role of Jessie in 'Calendar Girls The Musical' at Shanklin Theatre.
A huge fan of panto, 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 volunteer at Freshwater Library, Chairwoman and press officer for Tennyson Townswomen Guild and a member of Curtain Up ADS and the Bay Wailers choir. She also performs her poetry at Wight Lines, Quay Arts.
2023/2024 LATEST NEWS
Recent years proved busy for Cheryl - giving talks about her writing and theatre experiences and facilitating writing workshops. She contributed six short stories to 'The Write Place Collection Of Stories Vol 1'.
Cheryl enjoys performing her own poetry and spoken word in arts venues on the Isle of Wight, including The Rhythmtree Festival. Along with founder Jean G-Owen, Cheryl is part of the Naked Figleaf Collective. She performs her stand up comedy at their monthly 'Figgy Gigs' which is aimed at showcasing local talent and providing a regular venue for people to enjoy a live gig. Cheryl is also part of the Triple Crones troupe of storytellers and performed at the Somewhen Storytelling Festival in Havenstreet last year.
Pantomime (by Cheryl Barrett)
Babes in the Wood [Version 5]It's Panto, Boris - But Not As We Know ItOld King Cole [Part-Rhyming Panto]
Dick Whittington [Version 7]Jack's Amazing Beanstalk RocketRobinson Crusoe: Pirates and the Caribbean Queen
The Great British Panto Chase-Off QuizJungle 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 CourtFirst ImpressionsThe Penguin Is Mightier Than The Swordfish
About SylviaFlavour Of The MonthPremium Blond
Accidents Will HappenFranny and Jonty’s Christmas Cook OffProtocol
And Now, For My Next TrickThe Gloves Are OffReburying King Richard the Third
An Apple a DayGrandma at the Village FeteRest, Ye Merry Gentleman
Around The Fridge In Eighty CaloriesGrandma's Day OutA Right Old Scream
At Your LeisureI 'Aven't The FoggiestSardines Again?
Best Foot Forward, DarlingI'm Not One To Gossip But...Sherbet Lemons and Bon Bons
A Bit of a TurnThe Ice Cream Man ComethSilver-Tongued
Brian's Day Out in the SnowIf The Shoe FitsA Square Peg in a Round Hole
Bring Me SunshineIsn't It Odd?Step Sisters
The Cautionary Tale of Humpty DumptyIt'll All End In TiersStop Shouting, George
Child's PlayIt's A Funny Old GameTake a Hike
Crusty BloomersA Job LotTaking An Interest
Dear Diet DiaryLay Your Cards on the TableTo Hell With The Housework
A Desirable LocationLong Live PantomimeA Walk on the Wild Side
The Dieter's LamentA Matter of Health and Safety [Short Version]What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
Don't Get Me Started...The Moon Was In AquariusWhat's in a Name?
Everything Stops for TeaMoving DayWonder Wall
Everything's Coming Up RosesOne Breakdown Too ManyWord Up
Fairy Dust UpA One Hearse TownYou'll Suit Just Fine [Short Version]
Murder Mysteries
Blue Murder at Bluestone HallBlue Murder at the Blue Parrot 
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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