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Birdsong

A mesmerising story of love, courage and sacrifice is now brought to the stage in this critically acclaimed version of Sebastian Faulks’s best-selling novel. An epic tale of love and war set both before and during the Great War.
 
In pre-war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their worlds upside down. As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme. Faced with the unprecedented horror of the War Stephen clings to the memory of Isabelle as his world explodes around him.... Read more >>

Running time: 2h 40m

Birdsong

Birdsong Overview

A mesmerising story of love, courage and sacrifice is now brought to the stage in this critically acclaimed version of Sebastian Faulks’s best-selling novel. An epic tale of love and war set both before and during the Great War.
 
In pre-war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their worlds upside down. As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme. Faced with the unprecedented horror of the War Stephen clings to the memory of Isabelle as his world explodes around him.

Recently aired over Christmas on BBC1 and following on from the hit West End production, this brand new adaptation by Rachel Wagstaff marks the very first touring production of the play.

Performed by a dynamic ensemble company including award-winning actress Sarah Jayne Dunn (Drop Dead Gorgeous, Hollyoaks), Charlie G Hawkins (Eastenders), Arthur Bostrom of Allo, Allo fame, Tim Van Eyken (War Horse), Tim  Treloar (National Theatre, RSC) and introducing newcomer Jonathan Smith as Stephen Wraysford.

 **** 'Captures both the pain and the pity of a war that almost defies comprehension'
The Guardian

**** 'The play poignantly intermingles ghosts of past and present'
The Independent

'fantastic theatre…a superbly crafted production'
The Stage

**** 'I wholeheartedly recommend that you see this fantastic production.'
Whatsonstage.com

'Jonathan Smith gives a powerful performance… outstanding captivating performance from Tim Treloar'
British Theatre Guide

**** 'Superb…it left me choked up. Thoroughly recommended.'
The Telegraph


Suitable for ages 12+

Mon 12 - Sat 17
Mar 2018    Mar 2018
Click for more details and to book tickets for Birdsong at New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Mon 18 - Sat 23
Jun 2018    Jun 2018
Click for more details and to book tickets for Birdsong at New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, Birmingham
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