Marking 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.
Following several national tours, this mesmerising story of love and courage returns to captivate audiences once more.
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Moving, gripping, dramatically electrifying and outstanding
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Superb... Thoroughly recommended
The Daily Telegraph
- Venue: Bristol Old Vic