Seen by over 130,000 people during the last two tours, the world-famous Birdsong is one of the best plays of the last few years; and it's coming to Richmond.
The play will be coming to Richmond Theatre from Monday June 29 to Saturday July 4, before embarking on a national tour.
Touring during the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Birdsong tells a mesmerising story of love and courage, before and during the war. In pre-war France, a young Englishman, Stephen Wraysford, embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their worlds upside-down.
As the war breaks out, 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 and the idyll of his former life as his world explodes around him.
On the play adaptation, Sebastian Faulks himself said: "The audience watch it and think, thank God I have never undergone all of this.
"These experiences are far outside the lives of most people but there is something about the way the production works which makes people identify and think, it could be me..."
Peter Duncan, Edmund Wiseman and Emily Bowker are heading the 2015 national tour of the play.
So be sure to catch this amazing play while you can!
Tickets cost between £10 and £32.40, and can be bought through the box office number below or via the official website.
Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, TW9 1QJ - 0844 871 7651