Kes – 2004

Play | 2 hours | 8 September – 16 October 2004
‘Kes’ focuses on Billy Casper, a tormented working-class boy who is subjected to abuse both at school and at home. The son of a single mother, Billy’s existence is mostly bleak until he takes up an interest in falconry and begins training a kestrel that he finds on a nearby farm. While Billy forms a close bond with the falcon, his hardscrabble life and harsh environment prove to be a challenge to the boy and his bird.


Type: Play
Theatre: The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester
Role: Billy Casper
Co-Stars: Jane Hazlegrove, William Beck
Opening Night 8 September 2004
Closing Night: 16 October 2004
Producer: The Royal Exchange Theatre
Playwright: Lawrence Till, based on a novel by Barry Hines
Director: Sarah Frankcom
Set Design: Becky Hurst
Lighting Design: Colin Grenfell
Sound Design: Pete Rice
Duration: 2 hours


Award Nominee(s)/Recipient(s) Results
Manchester Evening News Most Promising Newcomer Award Andrew Garfield Won

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