Following on from the Welsh tour that started at the Millennium Centre, Chris Urch’s debut play Land of Our Fathers  will be embarking on the English leg of its UK tour from January to March 2016.

Directed by Paul Robinson, this Welsh mining drama is filled with comedy and echoes a generation of lost voices.

Set in May 1979 in South Wales, Land of Our Fathers sees Thatcher counting her votes, Sid Vicious spinning in his grave and six miners trapped in a mine. As al of the men wait to be rescued, secrets soon emerge and accusations are soon flying all over the place. Within two weeks, everything that they thought they believed in and thought they knew will have changed.

Curly played by Tomos Eames and Chewy played by Taylor Jay-Davies. Photo by Polly Thomas
Curly played by Tomos Eames and Chewy played by Taylor Jay-Davies. Photo by Polly Thomas.

The cast will include original cast members Joshua Price and Taylor Jay-Davies as well as being joined by John Cording, Cornelius Booth and Robert Jezek .

Paul Robinson, Artistic Director at Theatre503 said: “We’re delighted to be bringing the production to some fantastic venues in England in the New Year. The story is so universal with characters that you can’t help but fall in love with, and we hope the play will continue to bring laughs and tears as it continues its journey.”

The production will feature designs by Signe Beckmann, lighting by Hartley T.A. Kemp and sound by Simon Slater.

Co-Producer Tara Finney said: ” I am delighted to be taking Land of Our Fathers on tour, enabling more people around the country to see this beautiful play.”

The English part of the tour will be visiting: Live Theatre in Newcastle, MAC in Birmingham, Derby Theatre, Northwall Theatre in Oxford, Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Sheffield Theatre and Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.

Land of Our Fathers will be on tour from 27th January to the the 5th March 2016. To find out more visit: http://www.tarafinney.com/now-showing/17-land-of-our-fathers-2015 . 

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