Kes Returns to Leeds Playhouse on 25 January 2019

Leeds Playhouse’s Pop-Up theatre continues in 2019 as the theatre undergoes major redevelopment of its home base.

Kes, last staged in Leeds in 2016, will run from 25 January to 16 February, with Jack Lord reprising his 2016 role and Lucas Button, who makes his Leeds Playhouse debut.  Both actors have just completed a War Horse UK tour.Leeds Playhouse Associate Director Amy Leach said:This is such a momentous year in Leeds Playhouse’s history, and the perfect opportunity to restage this much-loved Yorkshire tale. The story of young schoolboy Billy and his unlikely friendship in challenging circumstances is so impactful, we’re thrilled to remount this adored story in our Pop-Up theatre.”      

Photographs from the 2016 production of Kes, with Jack Lord.

Many will already know that Kes is based on the 1968 A Kestrel For A Knave by the late Yorkshire author Barry Hines, and tells the tale of the unique and unlikely friendship between boy and bird, as 15 year old schoolboy Billy Casper adopts, cares for and trains a Kestrel, Kes.  Billy has to deal with a bullying older brother and a tyrannical schoolteacher.

 

Box office 0113 213 7700. Book online leedsplayhouse.org.uk

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