A new adaptation of Barry Hines’ A Kestrel for a Knave, by adapted by Rob Evans

Age suitability: 10+
Running time: 70 minutes

Step into the shoes of Billy Casper.
Home life is bad and school life is worse.
Brother is a bully and mum is a mess.
Pushed around at school, he always gets the blame.
That’s what it’s like to be Billy.

One day, everything changes. Happiness swoops into Billy’s life in the shape of a kestrel. A kestrel called Kes. Kes is Billy’s friend, his best friend, his only friend.

Kes the story of one boy’s heart. How it came to beat and how it came to break.

Suitable for everyone over 10.

Creative Team

Director: Gill Robertson
Assistant Director: Kenny McGlashan
Writer: Robert Alan Evans
Composer: Danny Krass
Designer: Karen Tennent
Film Designer: Jonathan Charles
Lighting Designer: Jeanine Davies

Production History

Number of performances to date: 28

Scotland 2011:
15th September 2011 - 3rd November 2011