Due to overwhelming public demand, Eastbourne Theatres are delighted to announce that Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong will return to the Devonshire Park Theatre this summer following its virtual-sell out performance at the beginning of the year.
In the year that marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, the stage adaptation, returns to the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from 7 – 12 July.
This acclaimed show comes from the celebrated Original Theatre Company who have previously brought productions including; See How they Run, Three Men in a Boat, Our Country’s Good and Vincent in Brixton to the Devonshire Park Theatre.
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, 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 and the idyll of his former life as his world explodes around him.
Adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff, Birdsong has become a classic of modern English literature and is taught on both the English and History syllabuses at schools and universities. Regularly voted as one of the nation’s all-time favourite books, it has sold more than two million copies in the UK and more than three million worldwide.
This mesmerising tale of love and courage has been seen by over 75,000 people, don’t miss your second chance to experience this stunning piece of theatre live on stage.
Birdsong at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from Monday 7 to Saturday 12 July with nightly performances at 7.45pm and Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets priced from £14.50 with concessions available including special £9 tickets for students and children. To book call the box office on 01323 412000 or look online.
Published 28th May 2014
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