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Birdsong - 2010 - West End

£10-£49.50

Based on Sebastian Faulks's international best-selling novel, the play tells the story of one man’s journey through an all consuming love affair and into the horror of the First World War.



While staying as the guest of a factory owner in pre-First World War France, Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate affair with Isabelle, the wife of his host. The affair changes them both for ever. A few years later Stephen finds himself back in the same part of France, but this time as a soldier at the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest encounter in British military history. As his men die around him, Stephen turns to his enduring love for Isabelle for the strength to continue and to save something for future generations.



For the first time, this beautiful and terrible story about love, courage and the endurance of the human spirit is brought to the stage in a version by Rachel Wagstaff. The world premiere of this production is directed by Trevor Nunn.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home!
by Jade Kops - Sep 26, 2020
The world premiere of Angus Cerinia??s WONNANGATTA kicks off Sydney Theatre Companya??s return to the stage post the pandemic lockdowns that crippled the arts industry.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2020
This week's list includes a recording of Nick Cordero's cabaret performance at Feinstein's/54 Below, as well as new music from Laura Benanti, the script of Linda Vista by Tracy Letts, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Lachlan Goudiea??s forthcoming exhibition at The Scottish Gallery presents a new collection of works, inspired by places that are, or at least may have recently felt far far away. The works bring fairy tales to life, with landscapes and still lifes that are designed to make you daydream.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Today (September 1) in live streaming: Smokey Joe's Cafe reunites on Stars in the House, Broadway Buskers continues, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
Today (October 8) in live streaming: Next on Stage is Back for Season 2, Beth Leavel visits Backstage Live, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
Times Square Arts, the largest public platform for contemporary performance and visual arts, is pleased to present Table Manners by multimedia artist Zina Saro-Wiwa for the month of November as part of the organization's signature Midnight Moment series. Midnight Moment is the world's largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on electronic billboards throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
The Kinsey Sicks, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, takes a worldwide quarantine as inspiration for their 10th album: Quarantunes. The Kinseys produced and recorded the entirety of Quarantunes while isolated in their separate homes across the country.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
Original Theatre Company will present its fourth original online production since theatres were closed by the Government in March this year.  The Haunting of Alice Bowles is a new supernatural thriller by Philip Franks adapted for the first time from the M.R. James chilling short ghost story, The Experiment.
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
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by Marianka Swain - Oct 15, 2020
Hurrah for the green shoots in our beleaguered industry. Lots of venues are mounting new shows and bringing back our favourites over the next few weeks and months - albeit with social distancing and safety measures in place. Here are some of the live theatrical goodies on offer.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
Janie Dee has had to withdraw from the production of The Haunting of Alice Bowles for personal reasons, but the producers, Original Theatre Company, have announced that Tamzin Outhwaite will now be playing the titular character in this new supernatural thriller by Philip Franks, adapted for the first time from the M.R. James chilling short ghost story, The Experiment.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2020
Due to the success of its first venture, Original Theatre Company's specially commissioned online short play Watching Rosie by Louise Coulthard will be re-released from 12 – 26 November 2020, alongside an accompanying new online play Mrs Goldie vs The World, written and performed by Nicky Goldie (Call the Midwife, The Queens Gambit, Doctors, Coronation Street).
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2020
Matador returns to the foreground of electronic music's vast landscape with Tuesday; his debut album contribution to the ambient realm.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020
Everything Everything opened a new chapter in their career with the release of their recent single 'In Birdsong.' Premiered by Annie Mac at Radio 1 and launched with a striking self-animated visual, 'In Birdsong' hit key streaming playlists, while also landing praise from NME, Pitchfork, Under The Radar, amongst others.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Chamber music and jazz aficionados alike will want to mark their calendars for Music Mountain's 91st Season! America's longest-running chamber music festival kicks off on June 7 honoring the late Peter Serkin's legacy, with pianist Benjamin Hochman and Friends playing Bach and Mozart at the 2020 Music Mountain Opening Benefit Concert & Reception.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
The DJ and Producer and environmental acitvist El Búho (aka Robin Perkins) released the lead single 'Nevar' with collaborator Didacte today ahead of his highly anticipated album Ramas ('branches' in Spanish) with Wonderwheel Recordings. The album, Ramas, is due out this March.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Pasadena Playhouse, State Theatre of California, has announced the fundraising event of the year, Playhouse Celebrity Game Night: Speed Charades, a hilarious competition where celebrity teams go head-to-head and battle it out in a fierce and fun game of speed charades benefiting the programs of the Pasadena Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020
There will be a fully cast, abridged virtual production of Rachel Wagstaff's highly acclaimed adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's best-selling novel BIRDSONG, streamed online on 1 July 2020, the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. 
by Louise Penn - Jun 30, 2020
The Original Theatre Company commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme by bringing their adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong to the screen. Building on the techniques used to stream during the early stages of lockdown, Birdsong loses none of its power, relevance, or sense of storytelling.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Authors Michelle and Robin Birdsong have announced the promotion of their heart-warming children's book, Sneasy the Greasy Babysits Abigail. This kid-approved story is perfect for fans of Dr Seuss, Curious George and Goodnight, Moon.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's blockbuster novel that captivated the world, is to become an epic stage thriller. It will make its World Premiere on a UK Tour in 2021, opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Saturday 3 April 2021, and touring throughout the year.
by Louise Penn - Jun 25, 2020
The Original Theatre Company are streaming a digital version of their touring production of Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong from 1-4 July. We talked to adaptor Rachel Wagstaff about her career, how the show has evolved, and what she thinks of the current situation with theatres in lockdown.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2020
The trailer has been released for the innovative online production of BIRDSONG, adapted and abridged by Rachel Wagstaff from Sebastian Faulks's acclaimed novel. Birdsong will be available from 1 July - the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme - for 72 hours.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2020
Today, Everything Everything revealed the official music video for their latest single 'Arch Enemy.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
Chandos Records will release the world premiere recording of composer Dame Ethel Smyth's 1930 masterwork, The Prison, on August 7, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Original Theatre Company's recent critically acclaimed, innovative online production of Rachel Wagstaff's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's best-selling novel Birdsong has spurred the company on to produce another online production while theatres remain closed to live performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
Today, Everything Everything share their new single 'Violent Sun'.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
Danish artist & producer, Galimatias, today returns with, 'Redeye,' the first single off his forthcoming debut full-length album. Listen HERE and watch HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
Fresh off the heels of a celebrated quarantine home version of Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams's TEN THOUSAND BIRDS comes Alarm Will Sound's next iteration of this entrancing work.
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2021
Boston-based, Indiana-raised Sadie Gustafson-Zook investigates closeness, uncertainties, and deep relationships within her music. Out today, her new EP, Vol. 1, is no exception.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
The professional regional premiere of the musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND opens at PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY (PTC) on FEBRUARY 21, 2020 and runs through MARCH 7, 2020. Tickets for this production can be purchased by calling 801-581-6961 or by visiting pioneertheatre.org.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Quibi and Comedy Central Productions have announced additional castings for RENO 911! starring co-creators Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon and Kerri Kenney-Silver. They are now joined by Niecy Nash, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cedric Yarbrough, and Carlos Alazraqui. Ian Roberts, Joe LoTruglio and Mary Birdsong will all be featured.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The Coronet Theatre has announced that the cast for master playwright Brian Friel's Afterplay, directed by John Haidar, will be Mariah Gale and Rory Keenan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The Coronet Theatre has announced that the cast for master playwright Brian Friel's Afterplay, directed by John Haidar, will be Mariah Gale and Rory Keenan.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2020
When theatres were closed by the Government in March this year, Original Theatre Company's second tour of Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art was shut down before it had opened.  As the company was rehearsing on stage at the time, Original Theatre Company decided to film the whole production and then released it online on 26 March for two months.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2020
Sono Luminus has announced the January 22, 2021 worldwide release of Occurrence, a new recording from the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (ISO). Conducted by the ISO’s Principal Guest Conductor Daníel Bjarnason and recorded at Harpa in Reykjavík, Iceland in February '18, December '19 & March '20, Occurrence features music by leading Icelandic composers.
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2020
An all new trailer for Original Theatre Company's The Haunting of Alice Bowles has been released.
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2020
Everything Everything will launch their eagerly anticipated new album ‘RE-ANIMATOR, with the first ever album release show held in virtual reality.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
Birdland will present a series of shows coming up in celebration of Charlie Parker's Centennial!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2020
Original Theatre Company, the production company behind the critically acclaimed lockdown productions of Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong Online and Louise Coulthard's Watching Rosie, are delighted to present a new commission by Torben Betts, Apollo 13: The Dark Side of The Moon. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2020
'Blue Peter' legend Peter Duncan - a critically acclaimed Panto Dame, Writer and DIrector - is planning his biggest and best a?oeHere's One I Made Earliera?? challenge.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
A brand-new partnership has been confirmed between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, which will see the two established companies combine creative ingenuity to stage new dance works in the heart of Birmingham city centre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
Alan Williams released his debut single “Anniston” on August 14 - listen HERE. The video made its national broadcast debut on DittyTV, Monday, August 17 premiering on their “Rhythm Roots” channel at 7:00pm CT, with a rebroadcast on August 18 at 7:00am CT.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Reno 911! lets viewers ride shotgun with the courageous men and women of the Reno Sheriff's Department as they lay down the law and put it all on the line. The Reno 911! camera doesn't blink - and when danger is near, the Reno Sheriff's Department will be nearer.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Reno 911! lets viewers ride shotgun with the courageous men and women of the Reno Sheriff’s Department as they lay down the law and put it all on the line. The Reno 911! camera doesn’t blink - and when danger is near, the Reno Sheriff’s Department will be nearer.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2020
Need something new to read or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's newly-announced releases include music from Forbidden Broadway, the cast recording for A Killer Party, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Conservatory Director Melissa Smith announced today that honorary Master of Fine Arts degrees will be conferred upon playwright Lydia R. Diamond and Magic Theatre's outgoing artistic director Loretta Greco. Both recipients will receive their degrees at a virtual graduation ceremony for the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program class of 2020 on Monday, May 18 at 12 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Everything Everything share their new song 'In Birdsong,' which premiered on BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac show today.