“Counting Trees was inspired by my suddenly noticing some beautiful trees on the edge of a car park which I must have walked under/round thousands of times. Like many people, the climate change crisis has made me more aware of the need to protect our trees and to appreciate them more and I wanted to use this opportunity to write a short play that would hopefully make the audience look up and around at the amazing nature that surrounds us.”

At the One Minute Monologue event today in Lancaster Library, Julie McKiernan reading her ‘A Proper Rum Sight’ voted by the audience best performed Monologue out of 30.