Lucy Hind: Kes

Date - 5 September, 2014, All News Opening Nights Theatre

Lucy Hind is Movement Director on Kes which opens at Cast in Doncaster this evening.

Billy is useless. That’s what everyone tells him. His mother is more interested in finding a man, his brother bullies him, his teachers humiliate him and he’s always the last to be picked at football. For boys like Billy, there’s no escape.

But one day he adopts a fledging kestrel and cares for it with a tenderness so absent in his own life.

As the bird soars above him and swoops onto his gloved hand, Billy dares to dream of a life away from his run-down estate and a job in the coal mine.

Set in South Yorkshire in the 1960s the original book and later film have a timeless popularity. In a new version for Doncaster we build on the smash hit success of our first homegrown production, The Glee Club, and present a faithful adaptation of this much-loved modern classic.

Overview

Lucy trained in choreography, mime and physical theatre at Rhodes University, South Africa and went on to perform with the celebrated First Physical Theatre Company.

Since arriving in the UK she has worked as Movement Director and Performer in many acclaimed British theatres including the The Old Vic, The Royal Exchange, Almeida, Barbican, Lowry, Sheffield Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Bath Theatre Royal. Lucy is a member of the award winning Slung Low theatre company and a selector for the National Student Drama Festival.

Lucy has received critical acclaim for her Movement Direction on Girl from the North Country (The Old Vic/ West End). Other recent work includes Movement Director on Ugly Lies the Bone (National Theatre), No's Knife (The Old Vic) and The House of Bernada Alba at The Royal Exchange. Choreographer on The Snowmaiden for Opera North; The Merchant Of Venice with Jonathan Munby at The Globe Theatre, and The Effect for Sheffield Theatres directed by Daniel Evans.

Lucy's choreography for television includes the Cbeebies pantomimes The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker & Peter Pan and the award-winning writer Russell T Davies' series Banana.

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