Writing under the name Cheryl Barrett, playwright Cheryl lives with her husband, Peter May, on the Isle of Wight and is an active member of three amateur dramatic groups and her local ukulele group. Cheryl and Peter regularly perform at The Freshwater Coffee House spoken word events.
A prolific writer since childhood, Cheryl has written scripts, books and poetry and is currently working on a collection of short stories. She has over one hundred scripts published. Most are published by Lazy Bee Scripts which include pantomimes, full length and one act plays, plays for schools & youth theatre, monologues and comedy sketches. She has also had scripts published by Smith Scripts. To date Cheryl's scripts have been performed in 18 countries across the world; Australia, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.
Cheryl also collaborated on projects such as the 'Titchfield Tapestry Plays' and 'Romsey Ghost Walk' (Barrett & Heather).
Cheryl writes theatre reviews and articles for Sardines Magazine for Amateur Theatre. Her books, 'The Pantomime Writers Book of Gags and Routines' and 'More Gags and Routines' by Bob Heather and Cheryl Barrett have proved a popular resource for pantomime writers and are available for purchase.
Cheryl facilitates script writing and pantomime workshops for adults, drama workshops and storytelling sessions for children and gives talks to groups about theatre and her writing.