5 (1) · Fringe Theatre, Contemporary

The Jack Studio Theatre presents the Off West End premiere of this powerful adaptation of Barry Hines’s much-loved modern classic, A Kestrel for a Knave.


Billy Casper is 15 years old. Bullied at school and unhappy at home, he doesn’t fit in.

But when Billy comes across a wild kestrel and realises he can train her, he discovers a new life above the small Northern mining town in which he lives. Together they learn to fly and Billy finds friendship and hope – until one snap decision and an unplaced bet change things forever.

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

Date & time

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Wed 2 May - Sat 19 May, 7.30pm


410 Brockley Road SE4 2DH London, UK · Get Directions
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