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the play

In June 2019 the next chapter began and Sheringham Little Theatre hosted Kinder Shores: The Play. Written and directed by Steve Banks and performed by the amazingly talented young people of the Youth Theatre, this play explores the reality of being a child in care. It is challenging and thought provoking and played two nights to great acclaim.

The play explores lives shaped by the care system, and the show's cast, who attend drama groups at the Little Theatre, astounded large crowds over 2 nights in June 2019.


Audiences were invited to join in an informal discussion with the writer, cast, care leavers and care professionals after the performances.

Steve graduated from drama school in his native Manchester in 1994 and went on to work extensively as a professional actor. 

His first role was as a bare-knuckle fighter at the Oldham Coliseum and he later toured internationally with the Royal National Theatre and has played such diverse roles as Romeo and Moors Murderer Ian Brady.


Steve has many writing credits for TV, theatre and radio and he wrote and directed the original stage production of ‘Kinder Shores’.

As well as balancing acting and writing, Steve is proud to be a helmsman on the Sheringham RNLI Lifeboat.  

It is hoped that this play will travel and anyone interested in taking this further can contact Steve Banks or Jenni Randall.

You can watch the Kinder Shores: The Play promotional video, here.

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