Sebastian Faulks’s smash-hit show Birdsong finishes its UK Tour in Eastbourne this week, in the same venue where it all began back in February.
The tour, which has played across the UK to packed and appreciative venues, returns to the theatre due to huge public demand, it is on until Saturday (July 12).
The cast assembled on Eastbourne beach to celebrate the end of a hugely successful tour, which returns to the Devonshire Park Theatre after officially opening the spring season to a virtual-sell out week, in which even restricted view seats were sold. The show, which is based on Sebastian Faulks’ best selling novel, follows the epic love story between a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford who embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful French woman Isabelle Azaire, set against the horrors of the First World War. Adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff, Birdsong is a classic of modern English literature and is taught on English and History syllabuses. 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 is at the Devonshire Park Theatre, until Saturday July 12, nightly performances at 7.45pm and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets from £14.50 with concessions available including £10 tickets for under 25’s and special £9 tickets for students and children. To book call the 412000 or online www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk