Peter Duncan, George Banks and Carolin Stoltz will be heading the cast of the 2014 national tour of Rachel Wagstaff’s stage play Birdsong, adapted from the novel by Sebastian Faulks.
Peter Duncan was an actor long before he became best-known as a Blue Peter presenter in the 1980s. He had roles in cult TV classic Survivors, as well as a brief appearance alongside Timothy Dalton in the 1980 movie Flash Gordon. Recent theatre credits include Denry Machin in The Card (for which he received an Olivier nomination for Best Actor in a Musical). Peter will play the role of Jack Firebrace.
George Banks, whose previous theatre credits include the tour of The History Boys and Hobson’s Choice at the Sheffield Crucible, and Carolin Stoltz, known for her roles in Emmerdale and The Inbetweeners Movie, will play the romantic leads.
Also in the cast will be Jonny Clarke (Bart McQueen in Hollyoaks), Selma Brook (Brigitte Rousselot in The Tudors), Malcolm James, James Staddon, Simon Lloyd and Lucy Grattan.
Birdsong will again be directed by Alastair Whatley.
See the Birdsong tour website for more details.
2014 Tour Schedule
12-15 February Devonshire Park, Eastbourne
17-22 February Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
24 Feb – 1 March Tunbridge Assembly Hall (N.B. no performance Thursday 27 Feb)
3-8 March Salisbury Playhouse
10-15 March Gala Theatre, Durham
17-22 March Birmingham Rep
24-29 March Theatre Royal, York
31 March – 5 April Connaught, Worthing
7- 12 April Clwyd Theatr, Cymru
21-26 April Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
28 April – 3 May Theatre Royal, Winchester
5-10 May Northcott, Exeter
12–17 May Everyman, Cork
19 – 24 May New Theatre, Hull
2-7 June Colchester Mercury
9-14 June Dundee Rep Theatre
17-21 June Leicester Curve
23-28 June Grand Opera House, Belfast
30 June – 5 July Wyvern, Swindon