SHE waited two years for the moment, but “it was everything we dreamed of and more".

Kilbirnie youngster Rosie Strahan was one of three children who appeared on BBC's The One Show after they got to have their own plays poerformed at opening night on the main stage of the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescott.

It was part of the 'As You Write It' comeptition ran by the show to find next generation of British playwrights.

And 12-year old Rosie was the youngest of the competition winners, having entered the competition aged just ten.

Her mother, Kirsty Strahan, admitted she had no idea this is where entering would lead.

"We just thought it sounded like a really good lockdown project," she explained.

"When they announced that they were going to be the first shows on the stage we thought ‘wow, they’re trusting kids to entertain Prescott’s finest with the very first play’.

“To allow the girls to be the first ones onto that stage was a real honour. It’s absolutely gorgeous. You just feel so special in it.”

Kirsty continued to explain just how magical the whole experience was, and how excellent all involved were in making sure Rosie's play came to life.

She was amazed at the creative freedom given to her daughter, and that changes made, if there were any at all, were all ran past Rosie first.

Her script was a twisted story on the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme – have to go on a chat show to find out if jack was pushed down the hill or if he just fell.

Mum Kirsty commented: "Rosie’s play was just this kind of mad-cap comedy, Rosie is mad-cap, that’s just her.

“She had people falling down wells, thunderstorms, flowers growing, an alien abduction, she had all these things going on.

“It was absolutely stupendous.”

Having initially entered the competition some two years ago, it was a nervous wait for mum Kirsty, Rosie and dad Trevor.

Kirsty said: “It was fabulous, it was really, really good.”

“It’s been two and a half years in the making, so the excitement of now this was it, we were finally getting to see how it had come to life.

"It was theatre in the round, so you can see the audience on the other side, so you can see them chortling and laughing away, some with tears trickling down their face.

“It was everything we dreamed of and more watching it come to life. You can’t even imagine how proud we are of Rosie.”

While dad Trevor added: “She’s put so much heart and soul into the script, and to see that live on stage is a massive thing.”

It wasn't just her parents that were impressed either, Rosie has also received some outstanding praise from competition judge, screenwriter and novelist Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

It came as mum Kirsty said her daughter was doubting herself moving forward with writing in the future.

She explained: “I would love to think that she will follow on with writing, and I was worried for a while because I kept asking her and she was saying ‘I don’t think I’m good enough’.

“Frank Cottrell-Boyce took her aside, and told her she had a gift here and she really needs to use it, and she was still like nah.

“He then said, look you have a gift, and you’re actually depriving other people of this gift of your writing, so if you don’t do it for yourself you need to do it for other people.

“I think she genuinely believes that she can do this now. I think we’ll push this dream on.”

He even went a step further with his support of the Garnock Valley youngster, when her school Largs Academy tweeted out about her appearance on the BBC show.

He replied: "She's a bit special that girl."

 So it's certainly fair to say that the future looks bright for this Kilbirnie kid!