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'COCOA AND CUDDLES'

By Jane Lockyer Willis


A black comedy

(modern day - single set - 7  Characters - 3m 4f)
Published by New Theatre Publications:
http://www.plays4theatre.com/bookdetails.php?pr=761

This play Produced

BY TITHE FARM PLAYERS, HARROW: JULY 2016



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.




Also recently published:



TEA AT THE OPALACO

and other stories


Twenty short stories by Jane Lockyer Willis

An eclectic collection of stories exploring human relations.

If you want a good read then this is for you!
There’s a bit of mystery, a bit of adventure, one or two tear jerkers, and quite a few laughs.  There are tearooms, picnics, spooky goings on, adventure and romantic encounters.  
Buy now from:

TSL Publications:

 http://tslbooks.uk/authors/jane-lockyer-willis/

or Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=tea+at+the+opalaco+by+jane+lockyer+willis



Recommendations:

Mary Mumford:

I enjoyed reading "Tea at The Opalaco" which is the latest book.
I thought the stories most entertaining & varied with good descriptive writing;
they certainly held one's attention & were a good commentary on the foibles of life!
I'd certainly recommend it as "a good read".

Lesley Boulis

Jane Lockyer Willis has delighted with an eclectic mix of short stories in Tea at the Opalaco and other stories.. Tales full of real life characters, bruised by upbringing or hiding feelings behind a veneer of socially acceptable behavior then rebelling and throwing off the conventions, ghostly happenings and much more.  I particularly liked Tin Wedding - though I, like Robert, swear to being able to tell marg from butter.!  A thoroughly enjoyable read.

 

Ron Nicol

Thoroughly enjoyed these delightful, satisfying stories, written with a humorous edge. 




    About Jane.

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.

Jane has written over 20 stage plays:both full length and one act.
She also writes for radio and has had both staged and broadcast.
Jane is always on the lookout for theatre companies who might be interested in mounting her plays. The one acts are ideal for festivals; the longer ones for a night's entertainment. Most are light and aim to amuse. 
If you are interested, please get in touch, either via the publisher, via Jane's  email  (see contacts ) or on facebook.

 

NEW!  

TEDDY BEAR'S PICTURE - 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

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

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



Recently published:


HAVE THE NERVE!

ISBN; 9781784073565
The aim of this booklet is to offer help and support to those suffering from feelings of extreme nervousness while speaking in public either at business or social occasions. As a former speech training coach, I offer tried and tested self-instructional exercises to help reduce nervousness, develop confidence and self-esteem. I hope you enjoy reading and practising the exercises,
ISBN: 9781784073565
Total Pages: 44
Published: 23 January 2014 by FeedARead
 http://www.feedaread.com/books/HAVE-THE-NERVE-9781784073565.aspx
Price: £4.99

Jane is also part author of: 

THE COMPLETE SPEECHMAKER 

(Cassell Illustrated) ISBN: 1844030695

Product Details

 Availabe from the following stores:

Amazon, Alibris, Abebooks, Foyles, (new and used) Homeshop18.com, The Bookdepository, Google, World of Books

Also: SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS by Jane Willis

(Work Matters - Wardlock ISBN: -0706374967

Available from Alibris, Amazon, Waterstones Market Place, World of Books.

SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS

                     JANE WILLIS (Published by Wardlock - Work Matters) 1996

Hints on preparation, overcoming nerves, use of voice control and body language, case studies and exercises.  

(Still some copies on Amazon and The book Depository, Allibris)

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