Pauline Sheppard

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Original Plays

THREE O’CLOCK ROCK, a 20 minute theatre piece for IC10 Conference (Inclusion Cornwall) (2014)

A BLACKBIRD SINGS, Tin House Production (2013)

HEDGE, funded by Arts Council England South West, Cornwall County Council and the Q Fund (2008)

CORNISH VOICES, The Mystery for National Maritime Museum educational outreach, Falmouth (2006)

JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER, a short theatre piece for Cornwall Works, Cornwall County Council. (2006)

CORNISH VOICES, Hevva Hevva, for National Maritime Museum Falmouth educational outreach (2006)

TIN AND FISHES, for St. Just Regeneration and World Heritage (2005)

JONATHAN, in association with Cornwall Theatre Co (2005)

‘OTTER THAN A BITCH MACKEREL a 20 minute theatre piece as centrepiece to Penwith District Council’s Community Strategy Launch, October 2002.

THE ROUND SEAT, for Cornwall Promoters’ Consortium (1998)

DRESSING GRANITE, for Cornwall Promoters’ Consortium (1996/97) nominated for

the Arts Council’s Meyer-Whitworth Award

OFF THE RAILS, for Kneehigh Theatre Trust New Writing (1994)

DOGS,  for Cornwall Theatre Company (1992)

HEADS, for Cornwall Theatre Company (1991)

BADGER’S CROSS, for The Acorn Theatre (1990)

Stage Adaptations

THE ZIG ZAG WAY, revised for tour in 10th anniversary celebrations of Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, Collective Arts Ltd & Trebiggan Productions 2016

THE ZIG ZAG WAY, by Anita Desai, for Cornish Theatre Collective (2007)

THE ORDINALIA, The Full Cycle, for The Ordinalia Co. (2004)

RESURRECTION, for The Ordinalia Company (2002)

THE PASSION, for The Ordinalia Company (2001)

ORIGO MUNDI, for The Ordinalia Company (2000)

OUR LITTLE TOWN, by Charles Lee, for Cornwall Theatre Co. (1999)

THE HUNCHBACK, adapted from Victor Hugo’s Notre Dame de Paris for Bash Street Theatre (1997)

OUR LITTLE TOWN, from the short stories of Charles Lee, for Cornwall TheatreCompany (1997)

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, E. Nesbit, for Palace Theatre, Redditch (1996)

TIN, by Edward Bosanketh, for Verbal Arts Cornwall (1993)

WORZEL GUMMIDGE, Barbara Euthan Todd, Phoenix Theatre Co (1992)

WINNIE THE POOH, A.A. Milne, Phoenix Theatre Co. (1991)

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, L. Carroll, Acorn Theatre (1988)

TOM SAWYER, Mark Twain, The Minack Theatre (1988)

THE THREE MUSKETEERS, Alexandre Dumas, Minack Theatre (1987) National

Tour by Shiva Theatre (1987)

ALICE IN  WONDERLAND, Lewis Carroll, Minack Theatre (1987)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Kenneth Grahame, Minack Theatre (1985) National

Tour by Shiva Theatre (1987); Palace Theatre, Redditch (1994)

MERIASEK, adapted from the Cornish Saints’ Play ‘Bewnan’s Meriasek’ and parts of

The Ordinalia for The Minack Theatre (1983)


OTTER’N A BITCH MACKEREL, for Inclusion Cornwall website, filmed by Brett Harvey from

O Region (2015)

THREE O’CLOCK ROCK, for Inclusion Cornwall website, filmed by Brett Harvey, O’Region (2015)

DRESSING GRANITE, in development with Cornwall Film Fund (Uprising): (2006)

UNDERCURRENTS, in development with North West Vision (2004)

UNDERCURRENTS, Moonstone Screenwriters Lab, Slovenia (2003)

BIRDWOMAN, script commissioned by Cornwall Film Fund (2003)

UNDERCURRENTS, with director Shafeeq Vellani, developed with the support of BBC Films,

British Film Institute and Fruit Salad Films (2002) (First Draft)

DRESSING GRANITE, for the Script Factory (2000)

NICE BEACHES, a ten minute film, working with director Shafeeq Vellani (2000)

DRESSING GRANITE, for the Carlton Television Screenwriters’ Course (1997/9

Film Animation

HUNTING OF THE SNORK, Enviromen Productions (1993)

DEEP SEA RAIDERS, Enviromen Productions (1993)

Edited Compilations

ART OR PORNOGRAPHY, for The Acorn Theatre (1989)

D.H. LAWRENCE & FRIEDA  for St. Ives Festival (1979)


Little Tin House Books, a series of story books, United Writers Publications (2008)

DRESSING GRANITE, the play script, United Writers Publications (2008)

BASIL AND SCRAGGS GO UNDERGROUND, Geevor Mine Big Book Outreach education project (2008)

TIN AND FISHES, the play script, United Writers Publications (2007)

ANNIE PASCOE’S MAN & OTHER STORIES, United Writers Publications (2007)

HAROLD HARVEY, Painter of Cornwall, John Sansom & Co; the life of Harold Harvey (2001)

DREAM ATLAS, based on a Radio 4 commission of Scavel an Gow, published by Giss’on Books (2002)


DANCING WITH ANGELS, Island Tales (2004): produced & directed by Claire Grove for Radio 4: Repeated in 2006

ANNIE PASCOE’S MAN, Dream Atlas (2002):  directed by Claire Grove, Radio 4.


Writer for Story Republic project at Trelissick House 2016

Writer for Awen Productions Trengwainton Heritage Project 2016

Writer for THE STORY REPUBLIC (2013/2014/2015)

Writer in A GAME OF CONSEQUENCES; Exchange Gallery, Penzance (2015)

TIN & FISHES (abridged) for Planet: The Welsh Internationalist/issue 217/Global Mining Feature (2015)

A member of SCAVEL AN GOW, a group of 7 Cornish writers working on stories

with Cornish roots, originally funded by the Regional Arts Lottery.  ‘Mrs Puckey’s Compendium Domestique’ was commissioned by Carn To Cove Rural Touring Scheme (2003). SCAVEL AN GOW were also commissioned by The Eden Project in November 2002 to write a series of stories inspired by the work of artist John Dyer.


Q Sessions (celebrating the life of Arthur Quiller Couch) at Helston Community College

TIN AND FISHES, set text for Penwith College Creative Media Diploma (2009)

BASIL AND SCRAGGS GO UNDERGROUND (2008), a big book which tells of the adventures of two cats who go back in time to witness mining two hundred years ago, is part of Geevor Mine’s ongoing educational outreach project for early years.

THE SHOP OF STORIES (with Anna Murphy and Stephen Hall). A participatory story-telling project which originated from work with Kneehigh Theatre and Scavel an Gow

THE MYSTERY (2007), a one man play which tells the story of the Penzance lugger which went to Australia, is part of the National Maritime Museum’s ongoing educational outreach programme 2008

HEVVA HEVVA (2006),  a two man play telling the story of seine fishing, is part of National Maritime Museum’s ongoing educational outreach programme

Writer in residence Spring 2006 writer in residence at Cape Cornwall School for their Living History Project;helping the students to write a short screenplay, Worlds Apart, which was filmed in June 2006

Penlee house early years project (2005), developing stories from the Newlyn School Paintings which are now part of the ongoing education programme; Rat Boy; Big Billy Little Billy; The Rain Music; Scarey Kitto Williams