Birdsong

by Sebastian Faulks,
A stage adaptation by Rachel Wagstaff

Production synopsis Birdsong is the critically acclaimed play, based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks; it has been rarely seen outside the professional circuit so we are very privileged to be able to perform it.

Northern France, 1910, a young Englishman begins a passionate and dangerous love affair with the beautiful wife of his employer, with consequences neither of them can foresee.

When war comes, and he leads his men through the carnage of the Somme and deep underground, through the tunnels dug by his soldiers, he is tortured by his memories.

This is a mesmerising story of love and passion, courage and loss, for the lovers and for those around them, in the trenches and in the town of Amiens.

06 Nov

13 Nov

7:45pm


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Running Time

Approximate running time 2 ½ hours, including the interval.

Content

This play contains a little “trench” language and brief subtle nudity.

Accessibility

We have excellent accessibility, including a seat for a wheelchair user, a lift to the upper level and an induction loop. Please contact enquiries@thegwt.org.uk should you have any questions or additional needs regarding the comfort of your visit.

Theatre Credit

This amateur production of Birdsong is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Birdsong
“Heartbreakingly beautiful, powerful and poignant”

The British Theatre Guide

06 Nov

13 Nov

7:45pm


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Cast

Harry Wells Lieutenant Stephen Wraysford
Lisa Harris Madame Isabelle Azaire
Glen Chute Jack Firebrace
Holly India Shaw Lisette Azaire/ Prostitute
Cameron Boyd Michael Tipper/ Gregoire Azaire
Harry Higginson Arthur Shaw
Luke Walden Evans/ Levi
Stephanie Baah Woman/ Nurse/ Marguerite/ Waitress
David Webster Turner/ Orderly Monsieur Azaire/ Colonel Barclay
Douglas McDiarmid Monsieur Berard/Captain Gray
Laura Gamble Jeanne Fourmentier

Crew

Mike Higginson Director
Lynda Newton Stage Manager
Lesley Robins ASM
Judith Black Wardrobe
Marilyn Metson Wardrobe
Andrew Smith Lighting Design and Operation
James McLeod Sound Design and Operation
Mike Higginson Set Design
Charlotte Aldhouse Properties/ Crew

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