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Kes archiveUp 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).

Kes

Kes (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0926452056. Details of all Kes archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1168769125

Archive Listings

8 Sep 04
to
16 Oct 04
Royal Exchange
Manchester
Greater Manchester

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