Jane Lockyer Willis


Jane Lockyer Willis

Jane Lockyer Willis

Jane grew up in Warwickshire before moving to London to study English, Speech and Drama at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama:
Past experience includes the stage, amateur and professional; acting in plays for BBC World Service Radio and teaching. For many years she ran her own company, Speakwell Communications, offering tuition to adults in modulation, pronunciation, and presentation skills.
Jane has written a number of stage and audio plays, some of which have been performed here and abroad.
In 2018, Jane’s play Plaza Suite came 4th in the Barnet Drama Festival and together with Bryan Hourihane won the Comedy Award for their portrayal of Mr & Mrs Hubley, the stressed out parents of Mimsie, the bride who won’t come out from the bathroom.
In 2020 Jane won highly commended for a short play called VISIONS

Her short stories have won The Irene Swarbrick Award, the John Walter Award twice, and for poetry, The Elizabeth Longford Award. Jane’s poetry has been performed on Loud Voices Silent Streets. In 2021, Jane’s poem SHIFTING SANDS was published by The Alzheimers Society.

She has two full length novels – Guys and Ghosts and On the Fiddle

Jane’s website and Facebook page contain more on her plays.

Review of Cocoa and Cuddles

Harrow Times profiles Jane (January 2017)

Books by Jane

Originally posted on 20/03/2018 @ 07:35