A BUDDING young playwright has won the chance for his piece to be performed on stage by Stourbridge Theatre Company.

The popular amateur dramatic group launched a competition aimed at under 25s submitting their original plays for the chance to win £250.

The winner and runner up of the competition were recently announced by STC chairman Tim French, who presented the pair with the cheques and certificates.

Worcester Sixth Form College student Freddie Lockett, from Droitwich, was named the winner for his play ‘A Sparrow, a Crow and a Canary’.

His story tells the tale of three men, Jack, Jeremy, and John, who sit around the fire telling ghost stories, but something is not right. John has a secret and Jack knows it.

Faye Joule, a student at Halesowen College, was awarded the runner up prize of £100 for her entry entitled ‘Thou Shall Not Sin’.

Freddie’s script will now be turned into a fully supported production, with STC providing a director, a venue, technical facilities, publicity and cast.