VIDEO: Star cast at Doncaster theatre show

A new version of the classic Kes is being presented at Doncaster’s Cast theatre.

The play is adapted from Barry Hines’ classic novel ‘A Kestrel For A Knave’ and is also inspired by Ken Loach’s classic film version.

Sally Carman is pefofrming in Kes in Doncaster.

Sally Carman is pefofrming in Kes in Doncaster.

It also marks the first anniversary since the theatre opened, which has attracted more than 70, 000 people through the doors.

Kes tells the story of lonely schoolboy Billy as he finds a new enthusiasm for life after adopting a kestrel.

Theatre goers will be invited to watch a falconry show in Sir Nigel Gresley Square, which acts as the introduction to the performance.

Mexborough-born actress Sally Carman, who found fame in Channel 4’s hit tv show Shameless, is one of the star names in the play.

Sally, who plays Billy’s mother, said: “This will actually be my first time performing in Doncaster so I’m so excited.

“I grew up in Mexborough and Bolton-on-Dearne, I’m actually staying at my dad’s in Bolton-on-Dearne at the moment.

“It will be a brilliant show. It sticks very much to the traditional layout of the story, but with a few modern elements.”

The show is performed from September 5 to 13.

Tickets are £17 or £14 for concessions.

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