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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 eventually settled 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 a member of the Scottish Society of Playwrights.

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.

He has a BA from Queen's University Belfast, a post-graduate teaching qualification from Moray House College Edinburgh, and is a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He's been a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators for 16 years and has been Principal Judge of the Geoffrey Whitworth Playwriting Competition since 2008.


LINKS to Ron Nicol's Publishers:

Samuel French Inc.

Samuel French Ltd. 

New Theatre Publications

Spotlight Publications

Silvermoon Publishing

Toneeluitgeverij Vink


Ron Nicol's page on

AA Pantos - highly original pantomimes by Alistair Ferguson & Alan Richardson. Whatever you're looking for, they've probably got it - and more! - the online guide to playwrights and their plays. - for all kinds of drama information

Jane Lockyer Willis - playwright and actor

LitScene - the search engine for writers

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

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