The classic coming-of-age story “Kes” opens on Monday 25th February for a one-week run.

Based on the Barry Hines book, made famous as a film by Ken Loach, the production stars newcomer Lewis Wren as Billy Casper, a failing schoolboy who develops a new passion for life when he starts training a young kestrel.

Set in Yorkshire in 1968 the play charts Billy’s struggles with those around him, especially his family and teachers, as he looks for a way out of his working-class hardship.

Featuring funny moments and heartfelt drama, the story has been an enduring favourite for over forty years.

The large cast also features Joanne Cunliffe as Billy’s single-parent mum, with the Headmaster and the PE teacher being played by real-life teachers John Griffin and Andrew Kidd.

Director Danny Price previously directed the award-winning “Of Mice And Men” for CADOS in 2008 and as a teacher himself hopes audiences of all ages will identify with the events of the play.

Danny says “Although not a direct copy of the film it will pay homage, but we’re putting our own distinctive style on the story by using a shifting multi-purpose set and making it a very physical presentation.

“All of the cast will be performing in Yorkshire accents and will be kept busy recreating the hustle and bustle of a typical Northern neighbourhood.”

The play runs from Monday 25th February until Saturday 2nd March at 7.30pm every night at Chorley Little Theatre.

Tickets are £6 Monday-Wednesday and £8 Thursday-Saturday from Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or follow the links from here to book online.

 

The Friday performance is almost sold-out but there are still plenty of tickets on other nights - but be quick as tickets are flying out!

 

Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone for making our 2012 such a success. A great year concluded with a record-breaking Pantomime, as Santa The Panto got our biggest audiences ever for a CADOS production.

We've put a few shows on sale over the last couple of weeks - all available at Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 and online soon (if not already):

Chorley Youth Theatre present Charlotte's Web

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th January. Click Here.

 

Chorley Youth Theatre present Back To The 80s

Wednesday 17th - Saturday 20th July. Click Here.
Terry Alderton (Stand-up comedy) - Monday 4th February
CADOS present Shakers
9th - 14th September. Click Here.
CADOS present Snow White
13th-21st December. Click Here.

Chorley Youth Theatre have announced their January play will be Charlotte's Web. Based on the classic novel, it's the story of an unlikely friendship between a pig and a spider on a farm.

We apologise for the delay in announcing the show, which was due to rights issues. Please note this replaces the show (The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe) listed in Chorley Council's What's Happening booklet, which we hope to do at a later date.

Charlotte's Web is on Friday 18th January at 7.30pm and Saturday 19th January at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 for adults, £4 for children, with family tickets £18. On sale now from Malcolm's Musicland or the Panto box office.

Chorley Youth Theatre have announced their January play will be Charlotte's Web. Based on the classic novel, it's the story of an unlikely friendship between a pig and a spider on a farm.

We apologise for the delay in announcing the show, which was due to rights issues. Please note this replaces the show (The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe) listed in Chorley Council's What's Happening booklet, which we hope to do at a later date.

Charlotte's Web is on Friday 18th January at 7.30pm and Saturday 19th January at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 for adults, £4 for children, with family tickets £18. On sale now from Malcolm's Musicland or the Panto box office.

There are only some single seats remaining across the 10 performances, with some completely sold out. Please call Malcolm 01257 264362 for availability.