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This revival of a classic tale fails to take flight

Jan 31, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

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The 1969 film Kes, about a neglected 15-year-old boy who seeks solace by rearing a kestrel, remains director Ken Loach's best-known and best-loved creation, an intimate, deeply affecting drama that also serves as a snapshot of working-class Yorkshire in the Sixties. That film drew on Barry Hines's novel A Kestrel for a Knave, which also inspired a stage adaptation by Robert Alan Evans. First staged almost three years ago at the West Yorkshire Playhouse (as Leeds Playh...