Excitement builds for Stamford stage adaptation of Kes
The excitement is building for the stage adaptation of Kes featuring Coronation Street star Steven Arnold which is on at Stamford Corn Exchange later this month.
Steven and his partner Zoe Crowson recently went to Manchester to cast the young Billy Casper who will be starring alongside Steven in this two hander production. Casting director Peter Hunt, who is head of casting for Lime Pictures and casts for Hollyoaks, managed to find nine talented individuals to audition for the part.
But one stood out and Daniel Maley will be joining Steven on stage and starts rehearsing in the next couple of weeks.
Steven said: "Daniel's audition was extremely powerful and gave me goosebumps during his performance."
Zoe added: "It’s extremely intimidating coming into a room and having four people judge you, all had travelled a long way for the tough audition but only one place can be filled. Daniel has only recently graduated from the Royal Central School for Speech and Drama last year. He has since performed in 2018, Christian, The Newspaper Boy at 53Two, Simon Naylor, 2018 Andrew, Be More Martyn at Hope Mill Theatre, Adam Zane, Manchester, other stage credits include 2017 Simon Bliss - Hay Fever - The Noel Coward Society, Nickolas Grace.
"Psychotastic Productions are extremely excited to have Daniel on board and feel confident alongside Steven will give a superb performance. Steven's working extremely hard as he’s playing nine characters and with the play being so fast paced, it will be challenging."
Psychotastic Productions will be donating 25 per cent of all the profits made directly to The Phoebe Research Fund, which Zoe founded to raise money to research recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, RDEB, which her daughter suffers from.
As a result, many local businesses have supported the show.
Zoe said: "We have taken the time to visit each and every businesses to chat about what we are doing and also learn a bit about what the businesses do. "We live in such a wonderful community where people work together to achieve the same goal, it’s a pleasure to be working with so many lovely people who have shown a genuine interest in what we are doing."
The show is on October 26 and 27 and tickets are available from www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk