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Aberdour Youth Theatre »

AYT was founded in 2007 by Natalie Hardie and Imogen Curtis, who were both in their final years as drama students.


Alan Christison »

Alan is a member of the Abbey Theatre in Arbroath, and writes, acts and directs for the club.


Bailes and Hales »

Robin Bailes

Robin discovered the joys and abject miseries of writing comedy while at university and "Robin Hood" grew from his experiences there appearing in one bad panto after another.

Jonathan Hales performed in many pantomimes before turning his hand to writing his own. His portrayal of Puddles the giant mute penguin was universally acclaimed and as a career highlight has been an influence on most of his work since.


Bob Bishop »

Bob Bishop is the author of over twenty stage plays, pantomimes and musicals.


Brenda Read-Brown »


Brian Freeland »

Brian entered the theatre direct from National Service, as Trainee Manager at the London Palladium. He has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Scottish Opera, Sadlers Wells Ballet, London Festival Ballet, Nottingham Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic and Manchester Library Theatre, but has especially fond memories of his years with Theatre Workshop at Stratford East and credits Joan Littlewood as the biggest influence on his writing and directing style.


Brian Luff »

Brian is the author of Aladdin and The Pirates. Its his first pantomime script.


Carole Tricker »

Carole is a Fifer, and lives in St Andrews.


Charlotte Murray »

Charlotte lives and works in Aberdour, a village in Fife on the banks of the Rver Forth.


Chris Adams »

Chris lives in Bristol and is a founder-member of Youngsong Music.


Chris Liversidge »

Chris Liversidge lives and works in Lincolnshire and has been a member of Horncastle Theatre Company for over 15 years.


Claire Scott »

Claire Scott is a nursery teacher from Port Glasgow, Scotland. She writes in a wide variety of genres, in particular drama and fiction for young children.


Craig Hewlett »

Craig Hewlett began writing for the stage in the early nineties and had his first play Penges PODS produced in Gloucestershire as a Charity Fund raiser.


Daniel Bell »

Daniel is from Cambridgeshire and has had a strong love for panto ever since he was a child when he would sit in the pit at the local pantomime every night which his grandmother musically directed.


Dave Buchanan »

Dave Buchanan lives and works in the Kingdom of Fife. He first came to the world of amateur drama playing in a local version of "Babes in the Wood" in 1971, and produced his first panto in 1976. In the mid-80s he wrote a suite of six pantomimes for his local club. In 1995 the six pantos were published by Pedersen Press of Cumbernauld, but he launched his own company two years later under the name Wonderful World of Panto.


Dave Butler »

David Butler acts and directs on a regular basis with Dalkey Players and Square One Theatre Group.


Dominic Parford »

Author of "Action!"


Emma Houldershaw »

Emma Houldershaw has been a member of The Warren in North London for over 25 years.


Frank Gibbons »

Author of Mickey Moon and the Mushroom Mountain


Fred Aylin »

Fred is co-founder along with Richard Coleman of The Really Useless Theatre Company based at Lymm in Cheshire.


Geoff Bamber »

Author, "The Red Carpet"


Gill Morrell »

Gill Morrell has been involved in drama for as long as she can remember. She co-founded the Malford Players in Wiltshire some 20 years ago and wrote all the plays published here for the group.


Hales, Hogan and Wright »

Richard Hales, Mike Hogan and Claire Wright wrote their first pantomime for their local drama group in Wheatley, where all three acted, directed and produced for a number of years.


Hamish Hardie »


Helena Sheridan »

Author, "Breaking News"


Hewlett & Nolan »


Houldershaw and Cartwright »

Emma Houldershaw and Samantha Cartwright are the authors of The Wizard of Oz Pantomime.


Jack Burgess »

The late Jack Burgess devoted the last 40 years of his life to a career in comedy, first as a banker, then as a management consultant.


Jane Lockyer Willis »

Jane trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying English, Speech and Drama. She is a member of The Society of Women Writers & Journalist


Jill Sumner »

Moss Park, near Whithorn, in Dumfries & Galloway, was purchased by Jill and David Sumner in 1990. Both had a passion for theatre, and were inspired by the outbuildings at Moss Park to realise their dream of having their own theatre.


Jonathan Hales »

Jonathan Hales performed in many pantomimes before turning his hand to writing his own. His portrayal of Puddles the giant mute penguin was universally acclaimed and as a career highlight has been an influence on most of his work since.


Jonathan Whiteside »

Jonathan began writing six years ago with some small sketches for his local drama group. He has since gone on to write two full length plays as well as four One Act offerings, three of which have won him awards in Scotland, Wales and the Netherlands.


Joy Davis »

Joy was born in Gloucester and has been an active member of am dram for over 30 years, acting and directing mostly with The Crown Players.


Kevin Taylor »

Kevin comes from Surrey originally but now lives in Weston super Mare having met his wife whilst he was living in Bristol.


Les Clarke »

Les took a Film Directors Course at the Arts Institute in Bournemouth earlier this year, and will be making a film in September.


Liz Niven »

Liz is a poet and writer who was born in Glasgow and currently lives in Dumfries. She has published several poetry collections, including Stravaigin and Burning Whins and written and edited texts to support Scots and English language work in Education.


Mark Edwards »

Has been writing for a number of years, mostly one act plays.


Mark Rees »

Mark Rees trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and worked for fourteen years as a professional actor in Wales and England, in Rep, TV and radio.


Maxine Linnell »

Maxine Linnell′s lifelong passion for writing has been consistently interrupted by life making other plans. She is a Buddhist psychotherapist and trainer, and her ear for dialogue has been tuned by years of active listening.


Nancy McPherson »

Nancy McPherson is a drama enthusiast. A graduate of Glasgow University, she spent over twenty years lecturing in communication, creative writing and drama. She has also run a college theatre group, a youth theatre and has been acting, directing and writing for Stewarton Drama Group for many years.


Peter Bond »

Peter Bond has written several full-length pantomimes and short sketches for local groups and for school entertainments. His first full-length musical (with music by the late Stephen Oliver) was published over forty years ago.


Peter Foord »

Peter Foord has been involved with amateur dramatics for approximately seven years, previously having been a staunch member of the "youll never get me up on a stage!" brigade.


Peter Pitt »

Peter as born in Hendon, London, and at the age of sixteen became an editor in the film industry


Peter Rolls »

Peter Rolls specializes in farces for all-female casts, and has so far written three: Marigold Mews, The Eagle Eye and The Comfort Machine. All have been received well, and indeed Peter has become a cult figure in the Western Isles!


Richard Coleman »

Richard is co-founder along with Fred Aylin of The Really Useless Theatre Company based at Lymm in Cheshire.


Richard Jack »

Richard chose a difficult subject for his debut play - teenage suicide. But the play was well received and went on to be runner-up in the Scott Salver Competition.


Robin Bailes »

Robin discovered the joys and abject miseries of writing comedy while at university and "Robin Hood" grew from his experiences there appearing in one bad panto after another.


Ron Nicol »

Ron Nicol spent several years in professional theatre, working in repertory, with touring productions, and in musicals, pantomime, music hall and variety.


Samantha Cartwright »

Samantha Cartwright has been a member of The Warren in North London for nearly twenty years and acts, produces, directs and writes for the group.


Simon Rayner Davis »

Born in Weston Super Mare in 1959 Simon has been acting since the age of 14 and is currently an active member of the Crown Players based in Gloucester.


Stephen Curtis »

Stephen Curtis is the author of over 20 stage works most of which have been performed somewhere at some time.


Susan Mosley »

Susan is the author of Alice in Wonderland, and this is her first Spotlight publication.


Tony Earnshaw »

Tony Earnshaw is an award winning playwright whose work has been described by GoDA adjudicators as "very impressive" and "fascinating mental gymnastics with just enough humour to keep the audience laughing". Tony won Sir Michael Caine Award for Best New Writing 2011.


Various »

Brian Freeland, Dave Buchanan, Peter Bond, Jack Burgess, Jane Willis, Emma Houldershaw, Ron Nicol


Vicky Orman »

Despite dabbling in writing of all types for her own fun and amusement, Vicky was lured into the addictive world of amateur dramatics in 2005 and has rarely been out of the theatre since.


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