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Birdy

Naomi Wallace, William Wharton

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6m

Birdy
by Naomi Wallace, based on the novel by William Wharton

"Ingeniously conveys the essence of the book's attraction." - Evening Standard

Naomi Wallace has skilfully transformed William Wharton's novel into a compelling, intimate piece of theatre. This is the journey of Birdy a…

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
Naomi Wallace has skilfully transformed William Wharton's novel into a compelling, intimate piece of theatre. This is the journey of Birdy and his friend Al who are seen both as young men in Philadelphia in the years just before World War Two and as wounded soldiers bearing the mental and physical scars of war.
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Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
Cautions
  • Intense Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Setting: Various simple settings

Casting

6m
Cast Attributes
  • All Male
M6 (16,17, 21, 22, 50)

Press

"Ingeniously conveys the essence of the book's attraction." - Evening Standard

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Authors

Naomi Wallace

Naomi Wallace's work has been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. Her major plays include One Flea Spare, In the Heart of ...

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Author

William Wharton

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