“It is unimaginable what these soldiers endured, but Faulks has given us a good idea. Nunn and his ingenious designer John Napier, have conjured a superb, fast- moving show of projections, terrifying sonic effects and especially, full-on comraderie, in scenes of letter writing home, sing songs round the piano and almost shocking self sacrifice and fortitude.”

Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage

29 September 2010

Birdsong Reviews

The staging by John Napier, based around projections by Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington, is what one might describe as retro-radical...

It constantly uses changing projected images on a large backdrop to set scenes and allow for lightning fast interchanges....This design concept, enhanced by an evocative soundscape, works wonders in allowing the detail of a novel, which might not otherwise hold the attention on stage, to seem designed for this medium.

Philip Fisher, The British Theatre Guide
11th October 2010