Brothers in modern take on legend of King Arthur

TWO brothers are joining a cast of young adults to take to the stage in a production which gives the legend of King Arthur a modern twist.

Kenny and Rory Giles, from Sovereign Close, play Sir Lancelot and Sir Kay in a production of The Quest, which involves young adults aged 16 to 25 from across the region.

Kenny, 19, plays Lancelot, while Rory, 17, takes the part of Sir Kay, in the retelling of the well-known tale, focussing on modern themes of corruption, scandal and the media.

Neither of the brothers are new to acting, with both being experienced local actors and singers.

Kenny, who has appeared in local productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Beauty and the Beast, has completed a Performing Arts course at Sussex Coast College, while Rory has just finished his A-levels, which included Drama.

Kenny said: “It’s unlike anything either of us have ever done before, in that it’s a very contemporary play based on a very old legend.”

The Quest, written and directed by Brighton based playwright Richard Crane is to be performed at Eastbourne’s Floral Hall from August 30 to September 7.

Tickets are £12.50 (£8.50 under 16s) and can be purchased at the box office on 01323 412000.