Birdsong directed by Trevor Nunn at Comedy 18 Sep
Birdsong, by Sebastian Faulks, in a stage version by Rachel Wagstaff, opens at the Comedy Theatre 28 Sep 2010, following previews from 18 Sep - running to 15 Jan 2011.
Directed by Trevor Nunn, and produced by Creative Management and Productions (CMP) / Becky Barber Productions Ltd
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.