Kes reimagined DVD


Kes reimagined is a new film by award-winning choreographer Jonathan Watkins and International Emmy award-winning director Ross MacGibbon, based on the novel A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines Jonathan Watkins’s acclaimed production was conceived and created for Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre in 2014.

Set in a Yorkshire mining community, this reimagining of Hines’s tale told through dance and puppetry, takes us on a journey with the young working-class boy, Billy Casper. Billy is troubled at home and at school but his outlook on life is transformed when he finds and trains a kestrel. As the beloved Kes swoops and spins in the expansive freedom of the Yorkshire countryside, Billy’s self-confidence begins to soar and boy and bird become one.

Billy: Chester Hayes
Jud: Tobias Batley
Mum: Kristen McNally
Mr Farthing: Dom Czapski
Mr Sugden: Phil Snowden
Mr Gryce: Anro Skrzypiciel
Kes Puppetry / Woman in WMC: Laura Careless
Bookshop Owner: Barnaby Meredith
Choreography and Direction Jonathan Watkins
Composer: Alex Baranowski
Dramaturg: Ben Stones
Set and Costume Design: Daniel Denton
Original Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson
Puppetry Design and Maker: Rachel Canning
Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon

Picture: 16:9
Sound:  LPCM 2.0 + DTS Digital Surround
Region code: 0 (All Regions)
Running Time: 67 mins