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.
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 is also part author of:
THE COMPLETE SPEECHMAKER
(Cassell Illustrated) ISBN: 1844030695
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)