New production of Birdsong to stream exclusively online

A new, virtual production of Birdsong will be launched online in July.

Adapted from Sebastian Faulks’ award-winning novel by Rachel Wagstaff, the piece will be filmed by cast members in isolation in costume, with virtual sets, sound design and lighting.

The show itself, which follows a series of individuals both at home and on the Western Front during the First World War, will feature narration and an introduction by Faulks, with the full show lasting around two hours.

“I’m also very impressed that the producers have found a new way of making and creating work which, with theatres being closed for the foreseeable future, will be so essential for many of us” said Wagstaff.

“With the support of audiences around the world, I hope we can continue Birdsong’s journey from page to stage to being made online, and keep alive the flame of theatre, storytelling, and the sacrifices of so many, for us.”

The cast includes Poppy Roe, former EastEnders actor Max Bowden, Christopher Harper and Stephen Boxer.

The production will be available from Wednesday 1 July 7.00pm BST to Saturday 4 July 11.59pm, with tickets available now.

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