Stan, aged 11, reviews Kes, Derby Theatre's latest home-grown production taking on the classic story of a young boy, Billy, who befriends a Kestrel – a tale which is ultimately set to end in tragedy.
Hope, aged 18, reviews Derby Theatre's Kes. The classic story of the northern boy who, desperate to find a constant in a changing society and difficult family, seeks solace through finding and training a kestrel.
Kes is a story that has been well-loved by many since the film was released over 40 years ago in 1969. Sarah Brigham has done us proud by bringing this story to Derby and making it our own. Reviewed by Dominic, 15.
Daisy, age 12, reviews Derby Theatre's Kes. The script was great, making you cry, making you laugh and making you smile. The story is so powerful, and this adaption is great. This show is a definite must-see.
Larry Waller sums up the final few days of his placement with us, including the first showing of Kes, the press night and the first preview today.
‘I’m in tech’ – Tue 10 September Sitting in the theatre this morning taking in the process of focusing lights, dressing sets, hanging big washing lines with big pegs, painting, lif
Fri 30 August Hello again. This week has been really busy in my real reality of normal work with Barnardo’s and I may have come to rehearsals for a bit of a rest…or so I thought.
21 and 22 August – Rehearsals with the Young Company Last year I adapted and directed a version of Nicholas Nickleby and there were moments where I thought my brains may d
Adrianna Mika, one of our second year Theatre Arts students, is shadowing Director Sarah Brigham as part of our Company Aside initiative.
Samantha Seager, who plays Mrs Casper, talks about the first week of Kes rehearsals Well the first week of rehearsals for Kes flew by!
Kes features a group of young people who will play Billy's class mates, called the Young Company.
Actor Sam Jackson (Alex from Skins) is playing Billy Casper in our production of Kes.
Larry Waller, who is shadowing Sarah Brigham, shares his thoughts on the first two days of rehearsals Read-through Now as an actor of some 20 plus years with some experience, the r
Actor Jimmy Fairhurst, who plays Jud in our upcoming production of Kes, shares his thoughts on the first two days of rehearsals.
Just got home after day three and I’m was pretty tired after standing in for a variety of characters today and having to control, as the teacher, a room full of 30 noisy young cast members in the c
Morning before the first Young Company rehearsal
Morning before first Young Company rehearsal ‘Daddy why are you sitting at your our computer in your pajamas?’ said Ben. What a good question.