Exeter Northcott Theatre Presents BIRDSONG, Now thru May 10
Birdsong, the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks, will be brought to life on stage at Exeter Northcott Theatre from today 6 - Saturday 10 May.
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.
Sebastian Faulks is thrilled the show is re-mounting for 2014 stating: "Both Rachel [Wagstaff, stage adaptor of Birdsong] and I want this to be the definitive version of Birdsong on stage. The audience watch it and think, thank God I have never undergone all of this. These experiences are far outside the lives of most people but there is something about the way the production works which makespeople identify and think, it could be me..." Sebastian joined the 2013 company on stage in a cameo role during its 200th Performance in Brighton.
Following on from last year's National tour, seen by over 75,000 people, the Exeter Northcott are delighted that Exeter audiences will now have a chance to experience this stunning piece of theatre live on stage.
Birdsong will feature Blue Peter's Peter Duncan and Hollyoaks actor Jonny Clarke.
Tickets are £27 for section A, £24.50 for section B, £22.50 for section C, and £18.50 for section D. Saturday matinees are £18.50. £2 off concessions are available. School performances are £10 for Thursday matinees and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Student Standby tickets are £8. The show is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Running time is 2 hours and 40 minutes.
The tour of BIRDSONG will continue to support Help for Heroes, after raising over £50,000 through collections and events on the 2013 tour.
BIRDSONG is directed by Alastair Whatley, with set design by Victoria Spearing, lighting by Alex Wardle for Charcoalblue and sound by Dom Bilkey.