'brilliant, beautiful and complete'
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Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts presents

‘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)

Kids go FREE to this show - two 16 and unders go free with a paying adult. To trigger this offer insert your under 16’s tickets into your basket and the discount will be applied automatically.

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

Approx running time: 1 hour

Production photography: Mihaela Bodlovic

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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Danny Hughes

Matthew Barker