Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, Birdsong is the critically acclaimed stage show based on Sebastian Faulks’s bestselling novel - at NST Campus

17 April, 2018 - 21 April, 2018

  • wheelchair access
  • signed perfomance
  • hearing enhancement
  • audio description
  • assistance dogs

Birdsong Productions Ltd in association with Original Theatre present


Based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks 

Suggested age 12+

Post-show Q&A: 19 Apr
Audio Described: 21 Apr 14:30

At NST Campus

Marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War, BIRDSONG is the hit, critically acclaimed stage show based on the world famous novel by SEBASTIAN FAULKS.

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.  A mesmerising story of love and courage set both before and during the Great War.

This compelling production of Birdsong has been seen by over 200,00 people, and now it is your chance to experience this stunning piece of theatre live on stage.


“Moving, gripping, dramatically electrifying and outstanding”

The Times



“Does the book justice, moving”

The Daily Mail



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

The Daily Telegraph


“Stunning, compelling, powerful – if you see one play this year, make it Birdsong.” 

Folkestone Herald


“A moving and stunning performance” 



“The audience were too stunned to move by the raw emotional power of this stunning piece of theatre.” 

This Is Cornwall


“Achingly beautiful, moving, incredible” 

Birmingham Post



Click to download the Birdsong Education pack


Directed by Alastair Whatley with Charlotte Peters

Designed by Victoria Spearing

Lighting Designed by Alex Wardle

Sound Designed by Dominic Bilkey