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Birdy

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  6m

Naomi Wallace, William Wharton

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…

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary
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.
Cast Attributes
  • All Male
Keywords
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
M6 (16,17, 21, 22, 50)
  • Time Period 1930s
  • Setting Various simple settings
  • Cautions
    • Intense Adult Themes

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

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 America, Slaughter City, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Things of Dry Hours and The Fever Chart: Three Short Visions of the Mid ...
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William Wharton

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