July 12, 2010

Ben Barnes to star in Birdsong

At the moment, I am having a hard time typing this post, because my heart is beating like crazy and my hands are shaking.

But anyway. Here at Stage Notes, we all have our own favorites, people we would follow through every project and show. Mine would be the magnificent Ben Barnes, who you all must know is the celebrity love of my life, who starred in Prince Caspian and Dorian Gray, which I still can't bring myself to watch for fear that I will expire in a fit of joy.

He will be starring as Stephen Wraysford in Birdsong later this year. The play was adapted for stage by Rachel Wagstaff, from the novel by Sebastian Faulks. Previews start at The Comedy Theatre on September 18, 2010 and will officially begin on September 28, running until January 15, 2011.

From The Comedy Theatre's website:

While staying as the guest of a factory owner in pre-First World War France, Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate affair with Isabelle, the wife of his host. The affair changes them both for ever. A few years later Stephen finds himself back in the same part of France, but this time as a soldier at the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest encounter in British military history. As his men die around him, Stephen turns to his enduring love for Isabelle for the strength to continue and to save something for future generations.

Another reason then why I'm getting a visa to the UK. Because there are some things that you would move heaven and earth for.

/giddy squealing

I could have included the play's poster here, but opted to showcase his magnificence instead. So sue me.

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