Due to overwhelming public demand, Eastbourne Theatres have announced 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 marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, the stage adaptation is from Monday, July 7 to Saturday, July 12.
This acclaimed show comes from the celebrated Original Theatre Company which previously brought productions to Eastbourne including See How they Run, Three Men in a Boat, Our Country’s Good and Vincent in Brixton.
In pre-war France, young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their worlds upside down.
As war breaks out, Stephen must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme and 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 more than 75,000 people, don’t miss your second chance to experience this stunning piece of theatre live on stage.