The Bard of Henley Company
It's never too late to try something new! 

My first professionally published book entitled 'Churchill's Boomers' will be launched and available in all good bookshops on the 28th of September this year - see Scripts and Books page on this site.


Ray Evans  
I have either performed in, directed or produced, over one hundred shows with Highfield Players, Hall Green Little Theatre, The Loft Theatre, Leamington and, for the last twenty one years, Henley in Arden Drama Society.

I have written a number of plays, all of which have been successfully performed on the amateur stage and for the most part , were received well. I continue to submit my plays for publication and feel quite sure one will be accepted and hopefully produced on the professional stage before I turn my toes up!

​If you are involved in the amateur stage please feel free to browse through my collection of scripts, all of which can be downloaded FREE by application on the 'shop' site. I have self-published an amusing book on Henley's history which can be purchased from the site shop.


​FREE downloads [£2 Admin Charge] go to shop

Shakespeare: The Hathaway Perspective
Shakespeare and the Henley Chronicles
Downturn  Abbey 
Silas Marner {Stage Adaptation]
​Alice in Wonderland [Stage Adaptation]
A Very Public Hall
A Christmas Carol [Stage Adaptation]
Henley Ices Pantomime
Peter Pan [Stage Adaptation]
The Hobbit
​From the Somme to Station Road
Female Parts [After July  2017]




Local history written and illustrated in a very amusing style from the Norman Conquest through to BREXIT! 

Put a smile on your face! Please  order a copy on-line from  our site shop.

Illustrated throughout by Colin Fisher and a special insert by John Hilton.


Extract from Henley News - May 2017:-
Local amateur playwright and author Ray Evans is proud to announce the publication of his first professional work entitled “CHURCHILL’S BOOMERS” which will be available from all good bookshops and the on-line shop at the Book Guild from the 28th of September this year. The piece is a rather tongue in cheek account from a nine year old Ray about life in Birmingham just after WW2 during 1952. This is bound to be of interest to those amongst us who were born during the nineteen-forties as it amusingly remembers the abject fun gained so innocently from such pursuits as ABC Minors, building dens, conkering and collecting your weekly allowance of sweets using mum’s ration book! It contains an amusing personal retrospective by Ray on his initiation in to the National Health Service Act and the revolutionary Education Act raising the leaving age to fifteen. It may also gain the interest of the younger reader as it is crammed with the most delightful illustrations by Colin Fisher our local artist, depicting milestone childhood moments in Selly Oak. 



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