Barry Hines' iconic novel was turned into one of the greatest British films of all time. Here, adapted for the stage, is the story retold. A talented young cast tell of Billy Casper, a boy with few future prospects, brought up in an uncaring way by family, with few friends and a school which is struggling to cope. When Billy finds a young kestrel chick, for a time at least, he has a purpose to his existence. In turns heart warming and heart breaking, Kes is a story as true today as when first written.