Janet Smith

Janet in 'The Birthday Party' by Harold Pinter

Playwright and Author

Writing Murder Mysteries, Plays for Kids, Sketches, Comedies, Short Plays, One-act, Monologues and Drama

To understand how stage works I joined our local theatre club, and trod the boards, and with other companies too. I’ve been involved in theatre for education, and also been commissioned to adapt classic poems for stage performances. Recently I’ve become a reviewer for Sardines Magazine.

My radio play for BBC R4 Afternoon Theatre ‘The Man in the Moon’ was a Radio Times pick of the week, and some short stories have been broadcast on local radio.

I took a BA Hons in Literature with Writing, at Derby University (2.1), as a mature student.

I’ve written a children’s novella, ‘Krog the Prince Frog’, which is available on Amazon, and other sites.

Many of my works have been road tested, and I’ve directed many myself; always a learning curve!

My stage plays are all on Scripts for Stage. They’ve been performed in all kinds of venues from windy, muddy tents at festivals, to churches, to village halls, to libraries – oh and theatres! All very simply, and on a shoe string. Murder Mysteries are a great way to boost your company’s coffers!

I love to see how different directors tackle my scripts, and would be very happy to support any local productions (Nottinghamshire). If your company isn’t local, do please send feedback, positive or negative, and photos, via Scripts for Stage. It would be most appreciated. Oh, and don’t be afraid to make a script your own! If something needs a tweak, give it one! It’s not Pinter! Or contact me and I’ll take a look.

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