Keith Cheetham has been interested in drama since the tender age of six, as a regular on the stage in the churches and halls around his native Sheffield. His lifelong love of Shakespeare was fostered at Nether Edge Grammar school, where he became acquainted with some of the Brad’s greatest play and speeches. For ten years he ran his own theatre company to much acclaim.
Most of his life has been spent in the tourist industry, he organised a festival commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield (in 1570), where she spent 14 years as a captive of Queen Elizabeth I. He has since written two books about the Scottish queen and spent five years as Chairman of the English Branch of the Marie Stuart Society