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Birdsong comes to Birmingham Rep for WW1 centenary year

Solihull Editorial 13th Mar, 2014 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

BEST-SELLING novel Birdsong which tells the tale of trenchlife in World War One will be at The Rep this month.

Following 2013’s first UK tour the stage adaptation of Sebastian Faulk’s novel is set to travel across the country once more to mark 100 years since the start of the War.

Running for six days from Monday (March 17), Birdsong is an epic story of love and war set before and during the First World War and continue to support Help for Heroes.

In pre-war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their worlds 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.

Writer Rachel Wagstaff said: “I’m delighted that, in the year which marks one hundred years since war was declared, The Original Theatre Company and Birdsong Productions are launching a second regional tour of their beautiful and powerful production.”

Tickets cost between £12.50 and £35 and are available now from the box office on 0121 236 4455 or online at www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

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