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.
Ron is an award-winning playwright published in the UK, the USA and the Netherlands (in Dutch) with 50 titles currently in print. He's adjudicated at drama festivals for 16 years, and has been Principal Judge of the Geoffrey Whitworth Playwriting Competition since 2008.
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, and is a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He's 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.com - the online guide to playwrights and their plays.
www.dramagroups.com - 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
Contact Ron Nicol
Ron Nicol Plays are on Facebook
(back to top)