The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature showcases the literary talents of writers with a connection to the Cheshire area. Now into its 16th year, the competition has introduced an exciting new category – Scriptwriting.

The University of Chester is teaming up with Storyhouse for a unique event that will see the top four entries to this year’s prize compete live on stage. Working with a team of directors, actors and producers, the top entrants will have their creations brought to life upon the Storyhouse stage during the awards evening. Alongside a panel of judges, including legendary screenwriter and producer, Phil Redmond CBE (Grange Hill, Brookside, Hollyoaks), the audience will help crown this year’s winner.

Produced by the University of Chester and Storyhouse.


Approx 120 mins

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