About the Founder

Ranga Jayaratne is a Trinity College UK qualified teacher of Speech and Drama and holds over 17 years collective experience in teaching and directing theatre performances. She is a Licentiate of the Trinity College, UK and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Cue theatre co and Cue School of Drama. Students under Ranga’s guidance have gone to win numerous awards in Speech and Drama and other related fields.

She also specializes in directing children’s plays for Nurseries and Pre Schools. She is the drama director and advisor to Carlton Pre-Schools Sri Lanka, the largest pre-school chain in the country where she writes and directs annual plays for the school which is most often tele-casted on national Television.

Cue theatre co. has produced plays from musicals, ghost stories to out-door theatre. Ranga’s knack for exploring all genres of theatre has driven her to direct and produce some unique stage productions for Cue. Some of Cue theatre co.’s productions include Our Town, Eurydice and The Woman in Black.

After 17 years of teaching she founded Cue School of Drama, which offers a programme that is dedicated to performance. At the school students are assessed through performance based activities and not through examinations. The School offers lessons for students aged 4 years and above with fast-paced creative, engaging and fun lessons structured specifically to develop students personalities, English language, speech and skill as young actors.

Carlton Pre-schools – Sri Lanka is the largest pre-school chain in the country. Each cast comprised between 25 to 40 students aged between 2.5 to 4 years. The plays are staged in Colombo and replicated by different casts in branches in Beliatte, Kandy, Ranna and Nuwara Eliya.  All Carlton plays are scripted specially for the school.

  • 2011   Thumbelina
  • 2012   Snow White
  • 2013   Annie
  • 2014   Cinderella
  • 2015   Musical Family
  • 2016   Sleeping Beauty
  • 2017   Little mermaid
  • 2018   Robin Hood
  • 2019   The Elves and the Shoemaker

2003 – 2015

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Play Skit
  • Annie – Play Skit
  • Thumbelina – Play Skit
  • The BFG – Play Skit
  • The Little Mermaid – Scripted for nursery students
  • Goldilocks – Scripted for nursery students
  • Elves and the Shoemaker – Scripted for nursery students
  • Cinderella – Play for students aged 4 to 12 years
  • Mother Goose tales – Scripted for students aged 4 to 6 years
  • Rhyme Land – Scripted for Nursery students
  • Snow White – Scripted for nursery students
  • 2010 – Pretend by Swara
  • 2009 – Swara, Charity show