'You can make anything by writing.' C.S. Lewis
'Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.' 
Sanford Meisner.



Welcome to Jane's website.


By clicking the various categories,
you will find the plays and books that Jane has written.

For play performance licences etc please go to Links
and there you will find the relevant publishers:


JANE'S ONE ACT PLAYS AT A GLANCE
For stage or play-reading groups.


IT'S NOT THE SAME WUTHOUT NORMAN
A #QUIRKY #ONE ACT PLAY FOR #CHRISTMAS
by Jane Lockyer Willis
(2m, 2f) 25 mins approx
What do Joseph, an upmarket stable and the Christmas Star have in common with a housewife, an errant husband and a friend who can't cook meringues? See what happens when Bethlehem comes to suburbia. Set in present day England, this is a quirky, one act comedy for the #Christmas #season.

HALF A CROWN - A COMEDY IN ONE ACT

An adult fairy tale with a twist!


ONE SET 6 cast: 3f/3m

A royal story played by characters performing a role play. Easy to cast with one set. Ideal for amateur clubs and drama festivals.

"This is an entertaining little romp that will appeal to many groups"

Amateur Stage Magazine

Reading at SWWJ (Society of Women Writers & Journalists)


A TRIFLE UNWELL - ONE ACT PLAY

'A light drama with added custard and sherry.'

Published by Lazybee Scripts

https://www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/

http://www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/Scripts/Results.aspx

Synopsis:

Jo's hiding from the rest of the party out on the stairs, but she's disturbed by Flora, who's escaping with the trifle.

Roles:

Minimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.

Run Time

Around 25 minutes. [Estimated!]

Music None.

Style

One-act play, single set. Difficult to categorise, but plenty of scope for characterisation.

Synopsis

Jo's hiding from the rest of the party out on the stairs, but she's disturbed by Flora, who's escaping with the trifle. The pair meet Phil, who shouldn't really be there and then the hostess comes along to ask some searching questions. A light drama with added custard and sherry.

Performed with The Pump House Theatre Company, Watford


VISITING HOURS - A COMEDY IN ONE ACT

'A funny, touching play.'

'Two patients and one other… a visitor, or patient? And what happened to the goldfish?'


One set, 7 cast: 5f/2m

Approx running time: 25 mins.

Performed by Plockton Amateur Dramatic Society for one of the Annual Scottish Community Festivals winning through to Highland drama final.

'A heart-warming comedy on the theme of loneliness about two people from different backgrounds who meet by chance in the woods".

'A smashing play that opens with gentle comedy,

touches on loneliness, mentions pet love and concludes

with an unexpected friendship.'

The Woman Writer

Play reading at The Society of Women Writers and Journalist's Drama Day.


WALKIES - A One Act Comedy

A play with bite!


One set 3 cast. 1f/2m

'A heart-warming comedy on the theme of loneliness about two people from different backgrounds who meet by chance in the woods".

'A smashing play that opens with gentle comedy,

touches on loneliness, mentions pet love and concludes

with an unexpected friendship.'

The Woman Writer

Play reading performed at The Society of Women Writers and Journalist's Drama Day, and Drama Showcase North Harrow.

WALKIES SYNOPSIS

Conventional, middle aged Jen goes for her daily walk in the nearby woods and meets Steve, a straight-talking vagrant. He invites her back to his home, a large cardboard box set among a clump of fir trees shortly to be felled. Hesitant, but desperately wanting to widen her horizon, Jen accepts; and so develops a bond between two people whose backgrounds are widely different.

But there are questions: why does Steve insist that Jen owns a dog when she insists that she doesn't? Are things really as they seem? Or has Steve an agenda that Jen knows nothing about ... until, that is, she looks deep into the corner of the bo

WALKIES is published by https://shop.stagescripts.com/


NOW YOU SEE ME NOW YOU DON'T - one act comedy

A picture tells a thousand words

Stagescripts Ltd: Publishers and Licensing Agent for plays ...


2m 2f

    Running time approx 20 min Time: present day Single set.

ABOUT: Lionel and Rosemary are a long-married island couple have their portrait of Queen Victoria stolen one night by another islander. The picture has graced a wall in their home for many years and it's loss starts Rosemary bickering about Lionel's 'hallucinations' (he talks to Queen Victoria). When the thief reveals himself, they take the opportunity to consider whether to re-hang or replace the picture (i.e a relationship metaphor for 'stay as we are' or 'start anew'
AN ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN
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An anthology of original monologues
duologues and playlets devised for men and women.
Scroll down to watch the video: 'Waiting for Jesus'

Publisher: Stage Scripts Ltd
(Cat: under PLAYS: across and down to COLLECTIONS)


                           "... a perfect example of the craft of miniature play-writing..." 

Prof Ken Pickering