Plays by Ron Nicol: 45 tried, tested and published One Act Dramas & Comedies, One Act Plays for Young People, Full Length Plays and Pantomimes. Most of the one act plays are suitable for drama festivals, five have won writing prizes, and productions at English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, American and Canadian festivals have won more than 100 awards between them. There have been over 250 productions of Ron's plays and pantomimes in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Holland, Germany, Luxembourg and Minorca. Productions for 2012 and 2013 are listed in the PERFORMANCE DIARY below.
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"Ron Nicol is not only one of our most prolific playwrights, but a highly respected one, who is a fine wordsmith." (Amateur Stage - May 2007)
"We are thrilled to say that The Young Oxted Players swept the board at last night's Southern Counties Drama Festival and won Best Young Actor (Adam Farrell), Best Young Actress (Jo Cox), Best Stage Presentation, Best Junior Entry and Runner Up for the whole Festival! Five awards for one play appears to be an all time record at the festival. Our thanks to you for such a wonderful piece of theatre that had the audience totally gripped." (Young Oxted Players -'The Edge' 2008)
"...our production won four Awards at the 2013 Saltburn Drama Festival. The awards were for Best Production, the Audience Award ('The Edge' received more votes than all the other eight entries put together), the Best Youth Production and my two young actors (Natasha Graham and Noah Harrison) shared the Award for Best Youth Actor. (Saltburn '53 Drama Group - 'The Edge' 2013)
P E R F O R M A N C E D I A R Y 2 0 1 2
'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST'
Old Buckenham Players - Village Hall, Old Buckenham, Norfolk
'BEGGAR YOUR NEIGHBOUR'
Courtenay Players - The Charter Hall, Okehampton, Devon
'BEWARE THE JABBERWOCK'
CCHS Jet Theatrix Drama Club - Palace Theater, Cumberland County High School, Crossville, Tennessee
Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society Youth - SCDA Stirling District Festival, Menzies Hall, Fintry; SCDA Eastern Division Youth Final, Bowhouse Community Centre, Grangemouth; Menzies Hall, Fintry; SCDA Scottish Youth Final, Ryan Theatre, Stranraer
Leyton High School - MAC Competition, South Platte, Nebraska; Dalton, Nebraska; Nebraska Districts Competition, Hyannis, Nebraska; Dalton, Nebraska
'A BIRD IN THE BUSH'
Providence Christian School - Monarch, Alberta, Canada
Glenrothes Theatre Company - Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, Fife
Caversmill Theatre Company - AETF Stoke-on-Trent One Act Festival, Mitchell Memorial Arts Centre, Stoke-on-Trent
'MURDER AT THE CATHEDRAL'
Waddington Dramatic Society - Village Hall, Waddington, Lincoln
Portsoy Players - Town Hall, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire
'THE SNOW QUEEN'
Tennyson Players - Community Hall, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire
Burton and South Derbyshire College - Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire
Oilfields Fine Arts Department - Oilfields High School, Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
Faust International Youth Theatre - Macaulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
'THE WISE VILLAGERS'
Peninver Junior Players - SCDA Argyll Kintyre District Festival, Campbeltown Grammar School, Campbeltown, Argyll; SCDA Western Division Youth Final, Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock
Valley Players - Saltburn Bandstand & Saltburn School, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire
P E R F O R M A N C E D I A R Y 2 0 1 3
'BEWARE THE JABBERWOCK'
Cary Christian School - NCTC Festival, Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines, North Carolina (16 March)
Wiscasset Middle School Drama Club - Wiscasset, Maine (28 & 29 March)
Heritage Academy, Mesa, Arizona
Lynnfield Middle School - Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Middle School Drama Festival, Lynnfield, Massachusetts (27 April)
Trinity Classical School - Habersham Community Theater, Clarkesville, Georgia (7-10 November)
LMS Mustang Theatre - Lilburn Middle School, Milburn, Georgia (12&13 Dec)
Saltburn '53 Drama Club (Youth) - AETF Saltburn Drama Festival, Saltburn Community Theatre, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire (22 March)
Saltburn '53 Drama Club - Saltburn Community Theatre, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire (24 April)
Saltburn '53 Drama Club (Youth) - AETF North East of England Divisional Quarter Finals, Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough, Yorkshire (27 April)
Kegworth Players Youth Arts - NANDA Youth Festival, Chilwell Arts Theatre, Chilwell School, Beeston, Nottingham (11 May)
Kegworth Players Youth Arts - Village Hall, Kegworth, Derbyshire (15 & 18 May)
Glenrothes Theatre Company - Glenwood HS Drama Studio, Glenrothes, Fife (31 Oct/1 Nov)
'FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS'
Elgin Amateur Dramatic Society (Youth) - Moray Arts Club Festival, Elgin Town Hall, Elgin, Morayshire (18 March)
Glenrothes Theatre Company - Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, Fife (16/17 May)
'NEARLY UP THE POLE'
Les Rigolettes - Northern Lights Academy, Rigolet, Labrador, Canada (March)
McGavin Drama Club - SCDA Ayrshire District Festival, Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock (21 Feb)
Tudor Players - Sheffield & District Theatre Association Festival, Library Theatre, Sheffield (21 June)
'THE SLEEPING BEAUTY'
Glenrothes Theatre Company - Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, Fife (11-13 Dec)
'THE SNOW QUEEN'
Possum Juniors - Possum Hall, Possum Point, Georgetown, Delaware USA (18-21 July)
'WAITING FOR THE WHALE'
Greenock Players - SCDA Inverclyde District Festival, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock (22 Feb)
updated December 2013
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