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Birdsong

Birdsong

A romantic and military-themed play based on the popular novel by Sebastian Faulks.

The story concerns a man, staying as a guest of a factory owner, who has an affair with his host's wife, before being summoned to fight at the Battle of the Somme.

In pre-war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their world upside down. As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, 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 as his world explodes around him.

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