As You Write It is a collaboration between the BBC’s One Show and the new Prescot-based Shakespeare North Playhouse that aims to find the boldest new young playwrights in the UK.
Following a national call for scripts on TV, thousands of 7-to-16 year olds entered in the hope of being the writer of some of the first productions to be staged in the magnificent new theatre's Cockpit auditorium. Three winners were chosen to develop their scripts with a professional creative team, which included screenwriter and novelist Frank Cottrell Boyce.
The chosen plays, at the playhouse from September 9-10, are: All the World’s A Stage by Ruby, a 15-year-old from Lancashire; Nectarine by Ana (17) from Brighton, and Telling Tales by 11-year-old Rosie from Ayrshire.
Ruby's play is a comedy set in modern-day Liverpool, about the relationship between a schoolgirl and her imaginary friend, William Shakespeare; while Nectarine is a powerful story of friendships, family and finding yourself in an LGBTQ+ context, and in Telling Tales, the search is on to find who pushed Jack down the hill? Our favourite nursery rhymes are turned on their head to create a mystery to be solved.
More info and tickets here