Faulk's infamous novel of the nineties has been transformed into a play, so you watch your hero come to life. Set before and during the great war, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens (Paris) in 1910.
Having read the novel I know this will pull at the heartstrings of even the most steely of folk. Well written, incredibly detailed, and somewhat romantic in parts, it is a popular war novel.
It will be interesting to see how director Alastair Whatley has adapted the episodic stages of the novel, which cover the past, present, and future. The stage adaptation marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.
Even though the book is called Birdsong, I always think of Eva Cassidy's cover of Songbird. Gentle, classic, and beautifully sung, it never ceases to melt my heart, much like the novel.
The Rep is a wonderful theatre, magical, and full of excitement. I've only been a handful of times, but it is always an enjoyable evening out.
Tickets start at £12.00, and there's a matinee, so you don't have to fork out for a chance to see the wonderful show.