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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. As well as being an author, 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, Cheryl has also written and directed pantomimes, one act plays, murder mysteries and comedy sketches. She also continues to write scripts and poetry and is awaiting publication of her book of short stories.
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 and more recently 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 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 an active member of Cowes Amateur Operatic Dramatic Society (CAODS), The Apollo Theatre and Curtain Up ADS. Cheryl is a member of the Bay Wailers choir and plays ukulele with the Freshwater Ukulele Group.She has also enjoyed a stint as a co presenter on Vectis Radio.
2022 Other news
Recent years proved busy for Cheryl - giving talks about her writing and theatre experiences and facilitating writing workshops at librarys on the Isle of Wight. She directed 'JUNGLE BOOK the PANTOMIME' and continiues to direct.
Cheryl enjoys performing her own poetry and spoken word in arts venues on the Isle of Wight, including The Rhythmtree Festival. Cheryl's hilarious Inspector Mayday murder mysteries have recently been published by Lazy Bee Scripts.

2022 has been productive for Cheryl finishing her book of short stories. She has also contributed to a book of short stories by the writing collective, 'Write Place', which she organises. Their book, 'A Box of Treats' will be published in October 2022.
Pantomime (by Cheryl Barrett)
Babes in the Wood [Version 5]It's Panto, Boris - But Not As We Know ItRobinson Crusoe: Pirates and the Caribbean Queen
Dick Whittington [Version 7]Jack's Amazing Beanstalk Rocket 
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 CourtFairy Dust UpThe Penguin Is Mightier Than The Swordfish
About SylviaFirst ImpressionsProtocol
Accidents Will HappenFlavour Of The MonthReburying King Richard the Third
And Now, For My Next TrickThe Gloves Are OffA Right Old Scream
An Apple a DayGrandma at the Village FeteSardines Again?
Around The Fridge In Eighty CaloriesGrandma's Day OutSherbet Lemons and Bon Bons
At Your LeisureI 'Aven't The FoggiestSilver-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 ComethStep Sisters
Brian's Day Out in the SnowIf The Shoe FitsStop Shouting, George
Bring Me SunshineIsn't It Odd?Take a Hike
The Cautionary Tale of Humpty DumptyIt's A Funny Old GameTaking An Interest
Child's PlayA Job LotTo Hell With The Housework
Crusty BloomersLay 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]
Everything's Coming Up RosesA One Hearse Town 
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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