Kes – On the Wings of a Story

In spring 2014, Sheffield Theatres stages a world premiere of Kes, combining dance, physical theatre and puppetry to bring the moving story of Kes to life.

A fresh local team – new audiences

Sheffield theatre commissioned this  dance-theatre adaptation by Barnsely born director Jonathan Watkins, as well as original music by Alex Baranowski.

Kes – What’s the Story?

Billy Casper, isolated at home and school, is shaped by two contrasting worlds: an industrial, working class Barnsley and the natural landscape that surrounds his Yorkshire town. When he finds and befriends a wild kestrel hawk, his whole life soars to new heights as his relationship with the bird of prey unleashes his imagination, inspiring him to reach for the sky.

Image of Kes at Sheffield Theatres

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Theatron Extra – Production Visit

Theatron members have the chance to find out more about the production, the collaboration and touring opportunities during a unique production visit on 2 April 2014. They will meet with Jonathan Watkins (Adaptor, Director and Choreographer of KES) and Daniel Evans (Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director) to learn about the approach to collaborating on the show. After viewing the performance at Crucible Theatre, further discussion will be possible over a joint dinner.

For Theatron memners, there is also the opportunity to see Kes on 3 April 7:30pm, and attend the ‘Talkback’ session after the performance.

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