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12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
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A powerful modern classic about the nature of true friendship.

Bullied at school and neglected at home, life isn’t easy for troubled teenager Billy Casper, growing up in 1960s Yorkshire. But then ‘our Billy’ finds Kes…a Kestrel hawk that he cares for and trains. The bird’s silent strength and grace inspires a passion and freedom that has been missing in Billy’s life.

This moving and powerful coming of age story, based on the much loved book and film, will be brought to life on the TBTL stage, with original live music woven throughout. In an acclaimed adaptation by Robert Alan Evans, the nature of true friendship is explored against a background of survival in a tough world.

Running time: 60 minutes
Suitable for age 13+

Wheelchair & other access booking available via Box Office or online by filling in our access register. Please note: There is a brief flashing light effect used in the show.

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Arts 4 brain health Dementia friendly Early stage Moderate dementia Young onset Drama & Poetry Heritage & Visual Arts Music Reminiscence Singing Theatre Visual Arts

Contact details

Theatre by the Lake


Event address

Theatre by the Lake - Main House
Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DJ, UK
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Transport options: Buses, Parking nearby, Disabled parking