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Birdsong

"No child or future generation will ever know what this was like, will ever understand."

Based on Sebastian Faulk's international bestselling novel, Birdsong tells the story of a soldier haunted by his past.

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama

  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
As a young man, Stephen Wraysford was caught up in an all-consuming love affair in Ameins, France. As the First World War unfolds, Stephen finds himself pulled closer and closer back to Ameins, back to the Valley of the Somme. This is a tale of one man's quest to understand how far mankind can go and still call itself human.

This powerful and compelling story about courage, love, friendship and loss is brought to the stage for the first time in a version by Rachel Wagstaff.

  • Casting: 11M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Casting Notes: Other roles are played by members of the company.

  • STEPHEN WRAYSFORD
    JACK FIREBRACE
    ISABELLE AZAIRE
    TURNER / AZAIRE / GRAY
    BÉRARD / BARCLAY / CHAPLAIN / ORDERLY
    LISETTE / PROSTITUTE
    JEANNE FOURMENTIER / NURSE
    ARTHUR SHAW
    TIPPER / GRÉGOIRE / BARMAN
    EVANS / LEVI
    MARGUERITE
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    While staying as the guest of a factory owner in pre-First World War France, Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate affair with Isabelle, the wife of his host. The affair changes them both for ever. 

    A few years later Stephen finds himself back in the same part of France, but this time as a soldier at the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest encounter in British military history. As his men die around him, Stephen turns to his enduring love for Isabelle for the strength to continue and to save something for future generations.

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