Budding young writers and talented performing arts students have been having their ‘funny, theatrical and thought-provoking’ show performed in schools across Ellesmere Port.

For the past six months, young writers at Action Transport Theatre, based in Whitby Park, have been writing a short play to be taken into schools across the town.

The new production ‘It’s Not Just About Cakes’ is sponsored by oil giant Essar. It comes from the ideas of five local young writers and was written under the guidance of award-winning playwright Kevin Dyer.

The theatre says the play is about passion and pursuing your dreams despite what people may think.

For the fourth year running, its young writers teamed up with a group of students from West Cheshire College to create the piece.

Action Transport Theatre artistic director Nina Hajiyianni said:“‘It is lovely for us to work with West Cheshire College and spend some time with a committed group of students, sharing the ideas and writing of some of our young writers and then sharing that with even younger children in schools.

Budding young writers and talented performing arts students will have their show performed in schools across Ellesmere Port thanks to oil giant Essar. Actors Leigh Price and Ryan Salmon. Pic supplied by ATT. Credit Sylvia Selzer.
Actors Leigh Price and Ryan Salmon

“We hope that the theatre and workshop activity which the students will run engages and inspires and that it waves a flag for progression routes at school and college for those interested in theatre.”

She added: “We are also incredibly thankful to Essar Oil UK for sponsoring this piece of work.”

The play, said to be ‘funny, theatrical and thought-provoking’, has been visiting primary schools across Ellesmere Port including Meadow Primary in Great Sutton where one of the writers, Jack Maddocks, is a former pupil.

‘It’s Not Just About Cakes’ was written by Katy Case, Jack Maddocks, Ellie-Rose Cholmondeley, Meghan Davies and Skye Patton, Laura Duncalf, Daryn Simon and Kevin Dyer.

The West Cheshire College cast is Francesca Carr, Tiffany Hughes, Leigh Price, Sadie Williams, Ryan Salmon, Hannah Burks, Megan Monaghan

Anyone interested in becoming a Young Writer at Action Transport Theatre should contact Jess on jess@actiontransporttheatre.org, call 0151 357 2120 or find more information on the Action Transport Theatre website.