Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Birdsong is the hit, critically acclaimed stage show based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks.
In pre-war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their world 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 and through the sprawling tunnels that lie deep underground.
Faced with the unprecedented horror of the war Stephen clings to the memory of Isabelle as his
world explodes around him.
A mesmerising story of love and courage. Set both before and during the Great War.
“Captures both the pain and the pity of a war that almost defies comprehension.”
Michael Billington, THE GUARDIAN.
“The play poignantly intermingles ghosts of past and present, and fully expresses the black poetry of this carnage…and the landscape it inhabits.”
Michael Coveney, THE INDEPENDENT
'Faulks's First World War Tale gets the staging it deserves...enough to make me weep this time'
'Heartbreakingly beautiful, powerful and poignant. Go see it; it may well be one of the most memorable pieces of theatre you are ever likely to witness.'
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
'Superb.... Thoroughly recommended'
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Birdsong is a superbly crafted production....fantastic theatre'
THE STAGE NEWSPAPER
'The performances were near faultless!'
'Does the Book Justice'
THE DAILY MAIL