Guest post by Catherine Skelton as I couldn’t make the show as it was on my son Rory’s birthday – sounds like I missed a great performance!
Like many people I studied the book KES for my GCSE English and was so excited to see how it would be transformed from book and film on to the stage and I can say it certainly doesn’t dissapoint.
This was my second outing to the Octagon since its transformation and if you’ve not been yet I’d defintely recommend it.
The seating this time was more theatre style then the round but this helped to create the scene. As I was taking my seat, I was intrigued by the minimalist set of room background and 2 microphones with ladders at various points.
The play was short and left me wanting to watch more but I guses that’s a good thing! It was a 3 cast perfromance and was energetic from start to finish. Nishla Sharma’s voice was incredible. She certainly has a voice of an angel or should that be kestrel. I’d say it will certainly help if you have read the book or seen the film before hand but it really is a fantastic not to missed show.
If like me you want to see the book come to life you can catch Kes at the Octagon theatre, Bolton until Saturday 2nd April so make sure you grab your tickets from www.octagonbolton.co.uk or on 01204 520661 before they literally fly out of the box office.