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.
Approximate running time 2 ½ hours, including the interval.
This play contains a little “trench” language and brief subtle nudity.
We have excellent accessibility, including a seat for a wheelchair user, a lift to the upper level and an induction loop. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions or additional needs regarding the comfort of your visit.
This amateur production of Birdsong is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.
“Heartbreakingly beautiful, powerful and poignant”
The British Theatre Guide
|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|
|Lynda Newton||Stage Manager|
|Andrew Smith||Lighting Design and Operation|
|James McLeod||Sound Design and Operation|
|Mike Higginson||Set Design|
|Charlotte Aldhouse||Properties/ Crew|