Simon Rayner Davis
He has performed in everything from Shakespeare to Rodgers and Hammerstein, from Dames to Babies and from Princes to Privates! Simon began writing pantomimes in 1992 primarily for his own Group but several of them have been performed by other groups locally. He has also written several sketches and one act plays for Star Struck Youth Drama, a company founded by his wife Joy which they jointly run and which caters for kids between 10 – 17. Simon is a civil servant and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Kings Theatre, a small amateur theatre in Gloucester, as well as being Vice Chair of Governors for a local secondary school.
Scripts by this Author
Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves - Pantomime Scripts - All Groups
This hilarious new version of the Arabian Nights tale is a traditional family pantomime full of slapstick, silly jokes and songs by Abba with specially rewritten lyrics.
Dick Whittington - Pantomime Scripts - All Groups
This new version of the well known tale is a traditional and very funny family pantomime that will appeal to everyone of all ages and can be as elaborately or simply staged as local companies facilities allow. Once more Simon has also incorporated songs with specially rewritten lyrics to enhance the plot that can be used as appropriate although groups can equally choose their own songs.
Licensed To Thrill - One Act Play Scripts - Comedy - All Groups
Simon Davis's hilarious spoof version of the Bond 007 movies is full of clever word-play and appalling puns, and features Jimmy Blond, Miss Funny-Money, O and A (Eh?), and a motley assortment of villains including Mister Small and Mister Big.
Sherlock Holmes & The Poison Pen Letter - One Act Play Scripts - Drama - Adult Groups
Sherlock Holmes & The Poison Pen Letter The third in Simon Davis's series of spoofs (The Fictional Five, Licensed To Thrill), this hilarious farce features the World-famous Detective, his sidekick Dr Watson, and his adversary, the Insane Arch-villain Moriarty.
Sinbad & The Magical Mystery - Pantomime Scripts - All Groups
The sparkling new version of Sinbad is a traditional family pantomime that is especially suited to groups with lots of women and children, and is full of slapstick, silly jokes and songs by the Beatles with rewritten lyrics that cleverly enhance the plot.
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Pantomime Scripts - All Groups
This very funny version of the well known Grimms fairy tale is a traditional family pantomime that will appeal to everyone of all ages and can be as elaborately or simply staged as local companies facilities allow. The author has also incorporated songs with specially rewritten lyrics to enhance the plot that can be used as appropriate although groups can equally choose their own songs. "Simon Rayner Davis has sensibly kept things simple and produced a script that has the perfect balance of originality and tradition." - Amateur Stage, Jan 2013
The Fictional Five - One Act Play Scripts - Comedy - Youth Groups
Simon Davis's spoof version of Enid Blyton's Famous Five series is a ripping, gripping and very funny yarn about the F Five's adventures, featuring spooks, Count Dwakula, werewolves and the dreaded Stinkinmonsters.