This May Holmfirth’s award-winning drama society, Turn Again Theatre, will be pushing performance boundaries yet again by staging the rarely performed, yet extremely popular adaptation of the novel, KES.
Turn Again Theatre is celebrated for its willingness to stage productions which other drama societies steer away from. With productions as diverse as Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice through to Stephen King’s Misery, the group has wowed audiences for over 25 years, with people often travelling from as far away as Bradford to watch its shows.
It’s May production of KES is based on the novel A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines. Many people will also remember fondly the highly successful 1970s film.
The heart of the play follows the leading character of Billy Casper on a journey and the whole play takes place on the same eventful day. Billy is bullied both at home and school, is neglected by his mother and is lost within a 1970s community which ultimately fails its young. He finds comfort and freedom in the form of a young Kestrel that he trains and calls Kes.
As the play is set primarily in a school, Turn Again Theatre is looking for 10 teenage boys to join us. There are lots of parts with dialogue still to cast – so Turn Again Theatre is providing an ideal opportunity for teenage boys to come along and be a true character and part of this iconic production.
Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Hope Bank Works in Honley and the performance will be at the Holmfirth Civic Hall from 17th to 20th May.
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