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Land of Our Fathers     

Land of Our Fathers



A funny and deeply moving drama that depicts two weeks in the lives of six miners trapped down a collapsed coalmine is to tour Wales and England later this year.

The 2013 critically acclaimed debut play written by Chris Urch and directed by Paul Robinson, is packed full of blistering comedy and echoes a generation of lost voices. Winner of Time Out’s Critic’s Choice and Fringe Show of the Year 2013, Land of Our Fathers is produced by Wales Millennium Centre, Theatre503 and Tara Finney Productions.

3 May 1979, South Wales. Thatcher is counting her votes, Sid Vicious is spinning in his grave and six Welsh miners are trapped down a coal mine. As the men await their rescue, secrets emerge and accusations fly. Within two weeks, everything they believe in and everything they know will have changed.
**** “undeniably powerful” The Guardian
**** “a high-voltage production” The Times
***** “breathtaking” The Public Reviews

Graeme Farrow, Artistic and Creative Director at Wales Millennium Centre says “The next stage for Wales Millennium Centre is to produce and co-produce more work and help to put Wales on the map internationally with bold ambition. Land of Our Fathers is a Welsh mining drama that was a deserved critical and popular hit in London. When I saw it there was no question in my mind that this production was a must-see for audiences in Wales with its history and close-knit mining communities.”

Original cast members Joshua Price (Llwyth/Tribe) and Taylor Jay-Davies (Great Expectations – West End, The Passion) reprise their roles as Mostyn and Chewy. They are joined by John Cording (Pobol Y Cwm, Da Vinci’s Demons), Oliver Ryan (Hinterland, Stella) and Robert Jezek (The Bodyguard – West End).

Land of Our Fathers will tour Wales this October and November before touring venues in England in January and February 2016. Tickets go on sale for the Wales dates this Friday 31 July 2015. For information visit www.wmc.org.uk | @landofourfather
 
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