YORK writer Kester Aspden’s award-winning book The Hounding Of David Oluwale has been adapted for the stage by Oladipo Agboluaje.

Eclipse Theatre’s production, directed by Dawn Walton, opens at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, this weekend. Kester was raised and educated in York from the age of five until finishing his university education in the mid-1990s. His book won the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction after he unearthed the hidden Leeds story of the life and mysterious death of David Oluwale, a once-optimistic, ambitious Nigerian who became the destitute victim of police brutality in West Yorkshire.

The Hounding Of David Oluwale will run from tomorrow until February 21; box office 0113 213 7700.