A BRIEF BIO

Jane trained as a teacher/actor at The  Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying English, Speech and Drama. Experience includes the stage - amateur and professional.  In the past she played character parts for BBC World Service Radio, and some Radio 4.  For many years she ran her own company: Speakwell Communications offering tuition to adults in public speaking, pronunciation and presentation skills. 

Jane has written both fiction and non-fiction books, also one act and full length plays including scripts for audio theatre.

She is a keen actress and painter.  Examples of her work are on this site.

TO READ ABOUT JANE'S FULL LENGTH 2 ACT PLAYS, 
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE. YOU CAN ALSO FIND MORE DETAILS BY
 
  VISITING THE RELEVANT PAGES: ONE ACT PLAYS, FULL LENGTH PLAYS ETC.

For details regarding scripts please contact the publishers:

FOR ONE ACT PLAYS:
Spotlight Publications: wwwpanto@gmail.com
And Stage Scripts Ltd
http://shop.stagescripts.com/categories/plays/one-act/comedy/comedy-n-z.html
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FOR TWO ACT PLAYS:
Stage Scripts:  http://shop.stagescripts.com/
'Cocoa and Cuddles'
 Comedic drama  (3males/4females)
 

Playwrights Publishing  Company:
 http://www.playwrightspublishing.com/fulllengthindex.html

'Teddy Bears Picnic'

And 

'Here we go Round the Roundabout'
(Broad comedy) (4m/3 to 4 f)

 http://www.playwrightspublishing.com/fulllengthindex.html



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'COCOA AND CUDDLES'

A comedic drama in 2 acts: 3 males 4 females/single set
present day

Published by Stage Scripts

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http://shop.stagescripts.com/categories/plays/full-length/comedic-drama.html



(To read Synopsis view under 'Full length plays' on this site)



This play Produced

BY TITHE FARM PLAYERS, HARROW



REVIEWS:


Director:

When searching for a play, I wanted to find something that was quirky, but thought -provoking and practical for a small group such as ours to perform. I read seven or eight plays but none of them really ticked the boxes for me. However as soon as I started reading Cocoa and Cuddles I knew that I had found the play that I was looking for - it was a real 'Eureka moment.' I truly believe it to be a gem of a play.

Artistic Directors say:

‘Tithe Farm Players performed Cocoa and Cuddles in July.   It was a wonderful play for the cast in as much as the characters were people that you could really develop; and it gave a great opportunity to form deep relationships with each other.   Could really recommend to any drama group....the set can be simplified if necessary.   Feedback from our audiences was very positive.'

 Publisher  TSL Publications say:

‘I had the privilege of attending the premier production of Cocoa and Cuddles by Jane Lockyer Willis and performed by Tithe Farm Players in Rayners lane on 7th July.

Jane’s weaving of the interactions between the seven characters is gently witty and insightful, no doubt aided by the wonderful interpretation of the cast and director..

The play is multi-layered: the characters laugh, they cry as in everyday life and eventually triumph over adversity.

  

TEDDY BEAR'S PICNIC - A TWO ACT PLAY 

Published by: Playwright's Publishing company

 http://www.playwrightspublishing.com/fulllengthindex.html  

Comedy– adult group 3 males, 3 females Single set - bedroom

Present day

Synopsis: 

Jim and Rowena embark on a weekend break with friends, Patrick and Betty. Tensions arise when Rowena discovers that she has picked up Betty’s suitcase by mistake. What does she find there? And what does Jim discover when rummaging through his wife’s suitcase? The drink flows and the confessions begin. As things go from bad to worse, enter Bruce, the local eccentric, who at night, frequents the hotel corridors. Through their mutual love of churches, Jim finds in Bruce, a friend and ally.


‘HERE WE GO ROUND THE ROUNDABOUT’

A RIP ROARING COMEDY IN 2 ACTS

Published by Playwright's Publishing Company

  http://www.playwrightspublishing.com/fulllengthcomedies.html

4m 4f

Synopsis:

 Harry, an aspiring out of work young actor, is very behind with the rent for his bed-sitting room. Desperate for money, he hatches a plot to persuade his stepfather Alban, a retired bank manager, to come to his rescue. Alban arrives only to discover that Harry's attractive landlady is an old flame of his, a woman who still arouses past passions. When they all meet in Heather's sitting room, together with Harry's pregnant girl-friend, hilarious complications ensue. A Satnav, which refuses to switch off and insists on giving advice, adds to the fun.

 4 m & 4 f

'Jane's dialogue is very good and her experienced directions are impeccable.'

Bernard Knight CBE - Novelist and scriptwriter

Author of the CROWNER JOHN series of fifteen medieval mysteries

Author of the Dr Richard Pryor series of 1950's forensic tales.