A Derby Theatre Production
Derby Theatre Productions , Studio
Friday 13 September 2013 - Saturday 5 October 2013

Adapted by Lawrence Till from Barry Hines' A Kestrel for a Knave
Director: Sarah Brigham
Designer: Barney George
Original Music: Ivan Stott
Lighting Designer:  Tim Skelly
Projection Designer: Will Simpson
Fight Director: Ian Stapleton

Set against a northern backdrop, Kes is a well-known and much-loved book and film. A coming-of-age classic told with humour and warmth which continues to speak, and be relevant to, audiences of all ages through its powerful story of struggle in a tough world.

It's 1960s Britain and daring to hope can be a dangerous thing. But 'our Billy' is brave enough to break free from the hardship, coal dust and the bullying he endures from his family and teachers. Adamant on embarking on a journey towards a brighter future, Billy realises his ambition of hope and freedom through his kestrel, Kes.

Billy and Kes, through a shared aspiration to reach new horizons, form a unique bond through training, love and hope. But injustice and heartbreak impact on their journeys too, as Billy tragically discovers.

16-25 YEARS OLD?
Book tickets for any Friday evening performance of Kes for just £5. Requires valid ID. If booking online, please enter your date of birth at the checkout to qualify.

BSL Interpreted performances: Wed 25 September, 2.30pm and Sat 28 September, 7.30pm

Audio Described performances: Wed 25 September, 7.30pm and Sat 28 September, 2.30pm

Running time: 
2 hours, 10 mins (including one 20 minute interval)