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Plays by Ron Nicol: 49 tried, tested and published One Act Dramas, Comedies and 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 275 productions of Ron's plays and pantomimes in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Holland, Germany, Spain and Luxembourg. Productions for 2012, 2013 & 2014 are listed below.

Click the buttons on the left for details and a synopsis of each play.

Some of the plays can be ordered from Amazon.co.uk

"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 S   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

'CINDERELLA'

Glenrothes Theatre Company - Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, Fife

'THE EDGE'

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

'PIG TALE'

 Portsoy Players - Town Hall, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire

'DE SNEEUWKONINGIN'

Holland

'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

New Zealand

'THE WISE VILLAGERS'

Peninver Junior Players - SCDA Argyll Kintyre District Festival, Campbeltown Grammar School, Campbeltown, Argyll; SCDA Western Division Youth Final, Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

'WOLF TALE'

Valley Players - Saltburn Bandstand & Saltburn School, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire

P E R F O R M A N C E S   2 0 1 3

'BEWARE THE JABBERWOCK'

Cary Christian School - NCTC Festival, Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines, North Carolina

Wiscasset Middle School Drama Club - Wiscasset, Maine

Heritage Academy, Mesa, Arizona

Lynnfield Middle School - Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Middle School Drama Festival, Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Trinity Classical School - Habersham Community Theater, Clarkesville, Georgia

LMS Mustang Theatre - Lilburn Middle School, Milburn, Georgia

'THE EDGE'

Saltburn '53 Drama Club (Youth) - AETF Saltburn Drama Festival, Saltburn Community Theatre, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire; Saltburn Community Theatre, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire; AETF North East of England Divisional Quarter Finals, Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough, Yorkshire

Kegworth Players Youth Arts - NANDA Youth Festival, Chilwell Arts Theatre, Chilwell School, Beeston, Nottingham; Village Hall, Kegworth, Derbyshire

'FLUSHED'

Glenrothes Theatre Company - Glenwood HS Drama Studio, Glenrothes, Fife

'FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS'

Elgin Amateur Dramatic Society (Youth) - Moray Arts Club Festival, Elgin Town Hall, Elgin, Morayshire

'MOLLY WHUPPIE'

Glenrothes Theatre Company - Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, Fife

'NEARLY UP THE POLE'

Les Rigolettes - Northern Lights Academy, Rigolet, Labrador, Canada

'PIG TALE'

Collegiate Grammar School - Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh (14 November)

'PRIMROSE WAY'

McGavin Drama Club - SCDA Ayrshire District Festival, Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Tudor Players - Sheffield & District Theatre Association Festival, Library Theatre, Sheffield

'THE SLEEPING BEAUTY'

Glenrothes Theatre Company - Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, Fife

'THE SNOW QUEEN'

Possum Juniors - Possum Hall, Possum Point, Georgetown, Delaware USA

Canon Lee Specialist Arts College - The Cube, York

Chilwell School - Chilwell Arts Theatre, Beeston, Nottingham

'WAITING FOR THE WHALE'

Greenock Players - SCDA Inverclyde District Festival, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

P E R F O R M A N C E S   2 0 1 4

'BEWARE THE JABBERWOCK'

Leota Junior High Theatre - Woodinville, Washington USA (31 Jan - 8 Feb)

'CHILDE ROWLAND'

Glenrothes Theatre Company - Rothes Halls, Glenrothes (28-31May)

'THE EDGE'

Birchvale Players Juniors - Birchvale Theatre, Dalbeattie (20 & 21 Feb)

Birchvale Players Juniors - SCDA Stewartry District Festival, Fullarton Theatre, Castle Douglas (28 February)

Birchvale Players Juniors - SCDA Western Division Youth Final, Campbeltown Grammar School, Campbeltown (15 March)

Birchvale Players Juniors - SCDA Scottish National Youth Final, Community and Arts Centre, Nairn (21 June)

'FLUSHED'

Glenrothes Theatre Company - Town Hall, Leslie, Fife (25 April)

PIG TALE

Young Portonian Theatre Company - SCDA Falkirk District Festival, Dobbie Hall, Larbert (20 February)

Young Portonian Theatre Company - SCDA Eastern Division Youth Final, Buckhaven Theatre, Leven (15 March)

Young Portonian Theatre Company - SCDA Eastern Division Final, Dobbie Hall, Larbert (21 March)

Saltburn '53 Drama Club (Youth) - AETF Saltburn Drama Festival, Saltburn Community Theatre, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire (21 March)

Abbey Players - Hastilow Festival, Assembly Rooms, Tamworth, Stafforshire (22 March)

Abbey Players - AETF Warwickshire Drama Festival, Abbey Theatre, Nuneaton, Warwickshire (29 March)

Abbey Players - AETF Eastern Division Quarter-Final, Upper Brown Street Theatre, Leicester (26 April)

THE SNOW QUEEN

Act II Theatre Company - South Holland Centre, Spalding, Lincolnshire (25 Jan)

Bishopsteignton Children's Theatre - Village Hall, Bishopsteignton, Devon (7 & 8 February)

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updated April 2014

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