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‘It’s like everything goes quiet. All around. All the noise. Till it’s you and her. That’s it. Just to look at her and fly her. That’s enough for me.’
At 15 years old, Billy’s future is already mapped out for him: paper round. PE lessons, pits … purgatory. Bullied by his brother, ignored by his mam, and picked on by his teachers, young Billy Casper dodges and scrapes his way through life.
Until he steals a kestrel chick from its nest.
Billy takes her, feeds her, raises her, trains her, and flies her - and something suddenly awakes inside him
The unforgettable story of boy and kestrel. Lu Kemp directs Robert Alan Evans’ adaptation of Barry Hines iconic novel, which became Ken Loach’s breakthrough film, Kes.
Previews: Thu 31 Oct + Fri 1 Nov: 7.30pm £12; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)
All other performances: £19; concessions £17; students/Young Scot cardholders/under 26s £10; Arts Worker £16 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)
Special schools price available for selected performances. Contact our Box Office on 01738 621031 for more information and to book.
Age guidance 12+
Relaxed performance Sun 10 Nov 3pm
AD + BSL performance Sat 16 Nov: 2.30pm
Save 10% when you buy a ticket for the screening of Kes the original film on Thu 17 Oct: 7.45pm in the Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre. The screening will be followed by a post-show discussion with Artistic Director Lu Kemp to discuss parallels between novel, film and stage adaptation.
Meet The Playwright: Robert Alan Evans
Book now for an exclusive talk hosted by the playwright and adaptor of Kes on Sat 2 Nov: 4pm.
This production has been supported by the Joan Knight Fund, established in memory of Perth Theatre’s former Artistic Director to support new writing and emerging theatre talent.
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