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Aelish Michael has been a playwright since completing her postgraduate diploma in writing for performance at Arden School of Theatre three years ago. As well as plays for young people, including Gemima Diamond for M6 Youth Theatre, she has written a number of plays for adults. Flying Solo won a one-act play competition run by the Ashton group in Barrow-In-Furness last year and her full length play, Children of the Moors, will be touring in the North West in Autumn 2007. Results Day was written to highlight the huge responsibilities that some young people have to bear, and also as a result of talking to a group of young carers. Aelish is currently working on a stage play that explores the issues of stolen identity and has a number of radio plays in development, including one based on the boyhood of the late poet laureate, Ted Hughes.