Winner of National Writing Competition

Many congratulations to Ruby in Year 9 for her outstanding success in the national writing competition on the BBC One Show – As You Write It.

Young people were invited to write a 30 minute play and the winners would be performed on stage at the new Shakespeare North Theatre currently being built in Prescott. In November Ruby was selected as one of the finalists and has been filming with mentors such as Frank Cottrell-Boyce over the past few months. The exciting announcement of Ruby as the overall winner in her category was on The One Show on Friday 24th June, with an excerpt of Ruby’s play shown, introduced by Sir Ian McKellen. Ruby’s play was selected for its originality of ideas and for the way it could be adapted on the stage. Ruby will now be able to visit The Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescott and follow the process as her play is brought to life on stage and performed at this new Theatre following its opening in 2022. What an outstanding achievement for a very talented young writer!

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