Fri 9 Sep, 2022 - Sat 10 Sep, 2022

As You Write It

As You Write It is a collaboration between Shakespeare North Playhouse and BBC’s The One Show. A national writing competition for 7 – 16 year olds, found three young winners who’s short stories are now brought to life on the Shakespeare North Playhouse Stage.

Working with professional writers and actors including Frank Cottrell-Boyce the plays were selected from thousands of entries and developed with the brilliant young people that wrote them.

As you Write It is unashamedly theatrical, like opening a toy box full of joy. These are bold, generous and confident plays that we think you’ll love.

Act 1: All the World’s a Stage by Ruby, aged 15, from Lancashire – a comedy set in modern-day Liverpool. It’s a story about the relationship between a schoolgirl and her imaginary friend – William Shakespeare!
Act 2: Nectarine by Ana, 17, from Brighton – a powerful story of friendships, family and finding yourself. A warm hug of a story that stands up for LGBTQ+ people; a party and a protest that you’re all invited to.
Act 3: Telling Tales by Rosie, aged 11 from Ayrshire – Who pushed Jack down the hill? Our best loved nursery rhymes have been turned on their head to create a mystery that needs to be solved, and fast!

This show puts young female writers and their characters centre stage and gives us a refreshing take on identity and being who you want to be.


Thanks to Mr N Yanniv for his support.

Directed by

Jude Christian

Designed by

Abby Clarke
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Venue Space

The Cockpit Theatre

Ticket Prices

Tickets from: £3.50