Equity number: 00134866
DES number: 64/38590
Writers Guild Great Britain: 3451
Education 1964–1967 Drama
Bretton Hall College of Education.
I travelled everywhere on public transport, carrying my clothes in a
very large suitcase and my hats and props in a huge bag especially made for me.
My work was prolific and it would be impossible to list in detail all schools, performances of my own plays as ‘The Travelling Storyteller’ and workshops.
To give some idea I set out below the work delivered in a typical year from January 2006 – May 2007
The number of venues visited was 131
The number of workshops delivered was157
The number of performances given was 141
Assisted with a local group archiving the history of the local theatre which had been the first weekly repertory theatre in the country.
2010 to 2015
2000 to 2014
Taught Shakespearian drama workshops in three schools to pupils of all ability groups in year nine
2000 to 2008
1990 to 2006
1986 to 1999
Non-curriculum drama teacher at St Mary’s High School, teaching workshops of experimental drama, leading to productions, Shakespearian workshops and film-making to integrated groups of mainstream and special needs pupils.
1973 to 1994
1981 to 1984
Workshops in educational centres to adults in confidence building and public speaking.
1982 to 1993
“We were very impressed with Mary’s performance, which she made come alive through her use of costume changes, movement and vocal effects. She captivated the children with her talent and enthusiasm, involving them in the story. Audience participation throughout. The drama workshop proved to be another enjoyable event for the children. They listened and responded well to Mary’s questions and ideas. She communicated effectively and was able to understand the needs of individuals in the group, encouraging those children who were a little less confident.”
Sue Beavers,Year 4 teacher,Hillsborough primary school,Sheffield.