Barry Hines' much-loved 1968 novel, A Kestrel for a Knave, is reimagined in this dance-theatre adaptation
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Kes is a mix of dance, physical theatre and puppetry. Based on one of Yorkshire's most celebrated stories, Kes follows the life of Billy Casper, isolated at home and school, who is shaped by two contrasting worlds; an industrial, working class Barnsley and the natural landscape that surrounds his Yorkshire town. When he finds and befriends a wild kestrel hawk, his whole life soars to new heights as his relationship with the bird unleashes his imagination, inspiring him to reach for the sky.