Trevor Nunn's production of BIRDSONG opens on 18th September in the West End at the Comedy Theatre. It is based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks and is adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff.
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Music by Steven Edis
Design by John Napier
The cast includes Ben Barnes as Stephen Wraysford, Nicholas Farrell as Rene Azaire, Genevieve O'Reilly as Isabelle Azaire and Zoe Waites as Jeanne Fourmentier.
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.
It promises to be a very exciting production, with a great cast and creative team