Based upon the novel A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines.
Adapted & Directed by Ian Moore
Billy Casper is no ordinary teenager. He may look like just another kid off the estate, living with his mum and half-brother. He may look like he's all alone. But his world is about to be turned upside down because daring to hope can be a dangerous thing.
'Our Billy' is brave enough to break free from the hardship, coal dust and the bullying he endures from his family and teachers, adamant on embarking on a journey towards a brighter future, Billy realises his ambition of hope and freedom through his kestrel, Kes.
Set against a northern backdrop, Kes is a well-known and much-loved book and film. A coming-of-age classic told with humour and warmth which continues to speak, and be relevant to, audiences of all ages through its powerful story of struggle in a tough world.
Billy and Kes, through a shared aspiration to reach new horizons, form a unique bond through training, love and hope. But injustice and heartbreak impact on their journeys too, as Billy tragically discovers.
KES forms part of OUT OF THE BLUE project supported by Arts Council Malta.
Venue: Blue Box, M Space, Msida
Shows: 29, 30, 31 October & 5, 6, 7 November 2021
Time: 7.30pm / 3.00pm
Tickets: € 15.00 / € 20.00
Booking opens 1st October. All Covid-19 regulations will be followed.