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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...?Performers William Beck, Jane Hazlegrove, Fiona Clarke, Andrew Garfield.
Book by Barry Hines (A Kestrel for a Knave). Producer Royal Exchange. Director Sarah Frankcom. Design Becky Hurst. Lighting Colin Grenfell. Sound Pete Rice. Music Richard Atkinson. Director Kate Waters (fights). Director Cheryl Martin (assistant).
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