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