Jane trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying English, Speech and Drama.
Past experience includes the stage - amateur and professional; acting in plays for BBC World Service Radio and teaching. For many years she ran her own company: Speakwell Communications offering tuition to adults in public speaking, elocution and presentation skills.
Nowadays she enjoys writing poetry, short stories but most especially plays. She paints a little and treads the boards a lot. Acting being her first love.
‘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 PICTURE - A TWO ACT PLAY
Published by: Playwright's Publishing company
Comedy– adult group
3 males, 3 females
Single set - bedroom
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
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.