Perth Theatre Perth
Presented by Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts
Adapted for the stage by Robert Alan Evans
‘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 Rob Evans’ adaptation of Barry Hines iconic novel, which became Ken Loach’s breakthrough film, Kes.
Tickets & Information
Thu 31 Oct – Sat 16 Nov
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 the Box Office on 01738 621031 for more information and to book.
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 on Thu 17 Oct.
Horsecross Arts is a creative organisation that runs the fantastic Perth Concert Hall, and the newly refurbished Perth Theatre, Scotland’s oldest repertory theatre company.
These two wonderful, contrasting venues - the historic Edwardian theatre with its classic proscenium arch and the state of the art concert hall with some of the finest acoustics in Europe - are at the heart of cultural life in Perthshire and the venues are a destination and a resource base for everyone.
The multi-award winning team has earned a reputation for adventurous programming, unique commissions, critically acclaimed performances by world-class artists and inspirational community activities.