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The ‘Education Wing” thebigone

John Doona is a writer,teacher, director, Arts entrepreneur and practitioner of drama based in the NW of England, who works for a sense of meaningfulness and social purpose in each setting.

Whether it be essays, new plays or future plans we hope you will find something of interest in these pages and look forward to perhaps hearing from you in response.

thebigone The Big One
A striking new play
Resulting from Arts Council
Funding and seen at 
Zion Arts Centre

A Practical Guide to Shakespeare for the Primary School


Pub:  Sept  2011

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Current professional work:

Drama Lessons for the Primary School Year

-a programme of  inspiring classroom activities


Pub:  September 2012

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Northwest Drama

Burgeoning  educational work

“John Doona's plays give me hope for ourselves and the future of theatre.

We live in destructive times but he teaches  us we must sing in the ruins.”  Edward Bond

To explore John’s extensive writing for the theatre and radio click here

Theatre Work:

Secondary Drama: A Creative Source Book

Practical inspiration for teachers


Pub:  June  2013           Details      Order