Sunday, May 13, 2018

Preview - Birdsong - Gala Theatre

Birdsong set to return to Gala to mark centenary 

Based on the world famous, emotionally powerful novel by Sebastian Faulks, this critically acclaimed show returns from Monday 21 May to Saturday 26 May, 7.30pm (+ 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday) to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. A post-show discussion will also take place on Wednesday 23 May.

“It left me choked up and blinking back the tears at the end”

**** The Daily Telegraph

Set 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 and with her love forever engraved on his heart, Stephen clings to the memory of Isabelle, as his world explodes around him.

This enthralling version of one of the nation’s most loved novels has been adapted by Rachel Wagstaff, and brought to life by the award-winning Original Theatre Company.

A mesmerising story of love, survival and courage. Set before and during the Great War and performed by a large ensemble company.

“Moving, gripping, dramatically electrifying and outstanding”

**** The Times

Tickets for the show are £25 (£23 concession) £22 for first night, matinees and for Gala Members. You can book by calling the box office on 03000 266 600 or via the website

*information provided by Gala Theatre

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