Ron Nicol became a member of the Lyric Players while he was a student at Queen's University Belfast, and went on to spend several years in professional theatre. He worked in repertory, pantomime, musicals, music hall, variety and with touring productions as an actor and stage manager at Perth Repertory Theatre, Lincoln Theatre Royal, Harrogate Opera House and York Theatre Royal, and as production manager with John Ridley Projects at Chelmsford Civic Theatre. (Photograph by Ann Massie)
He's now an award-winning playwright published in the UK, the USA and the Netherlands (in Dutch) with 52 titles currently in print. There have been more than 280 productions of his plays and pantomimes throughout the UK and in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg and Hong Kong. Productions of his one act plays have won more than 120 awards between them at English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, American and Canadian festivals.
Ron lives in Fife, Scotland, where he trained radio broadcasters at Glenrothes College, lectured in theatre with the University of St Andrews Adult Education Department, produced and presented a weekly programme on Radio Tay's Campus Radio, and was a drama adviser for the Scottish Community Drama Association. He's adjudicated at drama festivals for 16 years, and since 2008 has been Principal Judge of the Geoffrey Whitworth Playwriting Competition.
In 1978 he co-founded Glenrothes Theatre Company with his wife Norma, a former professional actress. Since then he's written and directed most of their senior, youth and children's productions.
Ron has a BA from Queen's University Belfast, a post-graduate teaching qualification from Moray House College Edinburgh, is a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators and the Scottish Society of Playwrights.
LINKS to Ron Nicol's Publishers:
Samuel French Inc.
Samuel French Ltd.
New Theatre Publications
Ron Nicol's page on Amazon.co.uk
AA Pantos - highly original pantomimes by Alistair Ferguson & Alan Richardson. Whatever you're looking for, they've probably got it - and more!
Doollee - the playwright's database of modern plays
www.dramagroups.com - for all kinds of drama information
Jane Lockyer Willis - playwright and actor
Playwrights on the Web - an international database of playwrights and their websites offering production and publishing opportunities.
Sardines Magazine - the independent theatre magazine
Theatre-Connect - a global directory of theatre links & resources
Wordpower Books - the Independent Online Bookshop
Ron Nicol Plays on Facebook
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