STROUD Theatre Company has been commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council to produce a new play about young people's experiences of the flooding in Gloucestershire in the summer of 2007. The play, to be written by playwright Mike Akers, will tell the story of the flood through the eyes of the young people who experienced it.

The company are looking for 4 to 18 year olds who have a story, a memory or an experience about the floods that they would like to tell.

The story might be sad, funny, hair-raising or heroic. A professional playwright is going to write the play and in the summer the play will tour to local communities. Stories can be sent by post, e-mail, or can be onto a tape or CD and posted in. Or for groups, for example a class or a scout group, the writer can come and meet them and work with them directly. All the stories are needed by the end of March at the very latest.

To contact Stroud Theatre Company call 07950833190, e-mail or write to us at Stroud Theatre Company, Lyonesse Cottage, The Close, Ruscombe, Stroud, GL6 6DE.