“It left me choked up and blinking back the tears at the end.”
“a moving offering… strong performances… a clever adaptation which never scrimps on storyline and characterisation.”
“This show is so-o-o good.. a stirring piece of theatre. I was moved to tears.”
“A moving and stunning performance”
“A tribute to the OTC”
“A most excellent evening”
“The audience were too stunned to move by the raw emotional power of this stunning piece of theatre.”
“ACHINGLY beautiful.. moving.. incredible.. a poignant and heartbreaking mix that will haunt you long after you leave the theatre.”
“Impeccable.. phenomenally good performances.. simply amazing.. near perfection.”
“Birdsong is a well – rounded, fluid production which reminds of the sacrifices and horrors imposed on men in war”
“ingenious.. poignant.. a superbly crafted production.”
“Stunning, compelling, powerful – if you see one play this year, make it Birdsong.”
“You’ll be gripped to the very last sound of the night: Birdsong.”
“You will leave with a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye so take some tissues.”
“The show prompted half a standing ovation on Tuesday night in Truro – I think the other half were too stunned to move by the raw emotional power of this stunning piece of theatre.”
“A spectacular and moving production.”
“I will be amazed if this isn’t transferred into the West End once it has finished touring”
“One of those rare gems that draws you into the action and the emotions and leaves you feeling as if you’d lived a lifetime with them.. though you may need a handkerchief to mop up the tears.”
The Farnham Herald
“..the silent burden of loss and the Great War’s legacy, ensures that this one will stay with you as you leave.”
“The production was close to perfect.. beautifully bittersweet.. incredible”
“A splendid production by The Original Theatre Company.. skillfully directed.. superbly realised.. a powerful performance”
“Should not be missed.”
A co production with Birdsong Productions
Charlie G Hawkins
Sarah Jayne Dunn
Tim Van Eyken
Alastair Whatley- Director
Victoria Speaing- Designer
Alex Wardle- Lighting Designer
Dominic Bilkey- Sound Designer
Ed Holland- Costume Designer
Tony Green – Military Advisor
Liam McCormick – Education Officer
Kate Reynolds - Education Administer
Gareth Moss – TSM
Lauren Barclay – DSM
A mesmerising story of love, courage and sacrifice is now brought to the stage in this critically acclaimed version of Sebastian Faulks’ bestselling novel. An epic tale of love and war set both before and during the Great War.
In pre war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that their 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 under ground.
Faced with the unprecedented horror of the war Stephen clings to the memory of Isabelle as his world explodes around him.
Recently aired over Christmas on BBC 1 and following on from the hit West End production in 2010, this brand new adaptation marks the very first touring production of the play.
Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff
As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, young Englishman Stephen Wraysford must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme, only comforted by the memory of former lover Isabelle Azaire as his world explodes around him.
A mesmerising story of love, courage and sacrifice is now brought to the stage in this critically acclaimed version of Sebastian Faulks’ bestselling novel, on it’s first ever UK tour.