Kes (2013)

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Poster by Peter Stevens

by Lawrence Till from Barry Hines' novel A Kestrel for a Knave

Directed by Juliet Holden, Peter Stevens & David Workman

Performances: Wed 6th – Sat 9th February 2013, Bell Theatre


Billy Casper has only three weeks before he leaves school and, like his brother, will probably end up down the pit. But when he discovers a young kestrel chick and trains it up all by himself, his newly expanded horizons bring him into conflict with his friends and family. Will Billy be allowed to spread his wings?

No animals were hurt in the making of this play.


  • Billy Casper - Tony Dighero
  • Mrs Casper - Ellen Hill
  • Judd - Jack Allwright
  • Mr Gryce - Stanley Myers O'Molloy
  • Mrs Farthing - Lianne Abrahams
  • Mr Sugden - Jake Felts
  • MacDowall - Joe Jones
  • Delamore - Kitty Judge
  • Tibbutt - Blake McKenzie
  • Gibbs - Nina Glover Southworth
  • Messenger - Poppy Rubra
  • Smokers - Jake Passmore, Piper Jacobsen
  • School Pupils - Betty Mayo, Emilia Capitelli, Ezra Odigie, Freya Hewitt, Helena Smagala, Leah Girma, Louis Amos, Phoebe Warren, Skye Williams
  • Mrs Porter - Nina Glover Southworth
  • Customer in newsagent - Archie Mercer
  • Mrs Beal - Piper Jacobsen
  • Mrs Rose - Ava Hodgson Hann
  • Librarian - Evie Nuttgens
  • Mrs MacDowall - Katie Patrick
  • Youth Employment Officer - Louise O'Hara
  • Farmer - Matt Jerome
  • Milkman - Theseus Stefanatos

All other parts played by members the cast.



The cast and crew would like to extend their thanks to the following people who have helped with this production:

Parents, family and friends of the cast for supporting their young people through the rehearsal process, Alan Buckman, Val Williams, Hazel Hindle, The Cast and Crew of Latin and Immaculate, Jess Osorio and her box office team, Matthew Lyne and the bar staff and Jeanette Hoile and the front of house staff.


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