Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Birdsong is the hit, critically acclaimed stage show based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks.
  • Venue: Quays Theatre
  • Ages: 12+

Directed by Alastair Whatley with Charlotte Peters 
Designed by Victoria Spearing 
Lighting Designed by Alex Wardle 
Sound Designed by Dominic Bilkey

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 200,000 people, and now it is your chance to experience this stunning piece of theatre live on stage. 

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

Additional Information

Age recommendation:12+ (includes adult language)

Audio Described performance: Sat 7 April, 2.30pm, with a Touch Tour at 1pm.

To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by emailing

Running times: Act One: 80 minutes Interval: 20 minutes Act Two: 50 minutes.

Groups Discount 
£3 OFF, 1 in 10 FREE (Tue-Thu)
Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information. 
Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm.

Watch the trailer