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Birdsong – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: Sebastian Faulks Adapter: Rachel Wagstaff Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:5]   The horror and futility of the 1st WW is a harrowing subject of course, so this is not a production for the faint hearted because it does succeed in portraying that horror and futility through its story of a young army officer battling his way through ...

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Birdsong – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Sebastian Faulks (adapted by Rachel Wagstaff) Director: Alastair Whatley Designer: Victoria Spearing Reviewer: Barbara Michaels [Rating:3] Sebastian Faulks’ epic tale of courage, sacrifice and love, set amid the carnage of battle and the horror of the trenches of World War I, is given a brand-new adaptation by Rachel Wagstaff in this first-ever touring production of Birdsong. The plot-line follows ...

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Birdsong – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Rachel Wagstaff, from the book by Sebastian Faulks Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] The Western Front. 1916. Two men come together. One, the deeply religious sapper, Jack Firebrace, has just completed a 15 hour shift digging tunnels towards the enemy for mines to be laid in. On sentry duty, he receives a letter from home telling him ...

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Birdsong – The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Writer: Sebastian Faulks Adaptor:Rachel Wagstaff Director: Alistair Whatley Reviewer: Tom Finch [Rating:2] It’s midway through World War I. In the trenches soldiers sing, smoke and die. Friendships are forged and cut short. Letters are written to loved ones and prayers are made to God. Captain Stephen Wraysford is learning how to be a leader of men but is haunted by ...

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