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Information for Kes at Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds (Play). Up in the Yorkshire mining towns of 1960s Britain, a little hope was a dangerous thing. Social disintegration and disenchantment taught you to accept your lot; or else get the spirit kicked out of you. Yes, back then, life was certainly grim up North... Especially for our hero; streetwise school-kid Billy Casper. Emotionally neglected - bullied at school and at home - his is a pretty bleak existence; smoking, cadging money and getting into scraps...Until, that is, Kes comes along. Kes is a kestrel that Billy rears and trains; Kes is hope. Together, their friendship shines amid the gloom; but how long can it last...? Pop-Up Season
Approximate runtime 70minutes (including any interval).
Age Advisory: 11+
Book by Barry Hines (A Kestrel for a Knave). Producer Leeds Playhouse. Adapted by Robert Alan Evans. Director Amy Leach. Design Max Jones.



Friday, 25th January 2019 to Saturday, 16th February 2019.
19:00. Sat Mats 15:00
28 January 2019 19:00 - Sign Interpreted
06 February 2019 19:00 - Sign Interpreted
09 February 2019 15:00 - Audio Described
12 February 2019 19:00 - Audio Described
16 February 2019 15:00 - Captioned

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Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)

Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Also: Courtyard, Quarry
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Quarry Hill
West Yorkshire

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Kes at Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), LeedsQTix Codes:
Listing: L875674873
Production: T01019482619
Event: S1168769125
Venue: V977
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