by Chris Urch


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.

Winner of Time Out's Critic's Choice and Fringe Show of the Year 2013, Chris Urch's critically acclaimed debut play is packed full of blistering comedy and echoes a generation of lost voices.

National tour from October 2015 - March 2016.


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Cast & Crew


Chopper Cornelius Booth

Bomber John Cording

Curly Tomos Eames
Chewy Taylor Jay-Davies

Hovis Robert Jezek
Mostyn Joshua Price

Director Paul Robinson
Designer Signe Beckmann
Lighting Designer Hartley T A Kemp
Composer & Sound Designer Simon Slater

A co-production with Wales Millennium Centre and Theatre503 


Generously supported by Arts Council England, The Richard Carne Trust, and The Jerwood Foundation.


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Tour Dates


20 – 28 October

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff


5 November

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea


6 November

Lyric, Carmarthen


11 – 12 November

Venue Cymru, Llandudno


14 November

Aberystwyth Arts Centre


16 November

Galeri, Caernarfon


24 – 28 November

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold


27 – 30  January

Live Theatre, Newcastle


2 – 3 February

MAC Birmingham 


5 – 6 February

Derby Theatre


9 – 10 February

The North Wall, Oxford


13 February

The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton


16 – 19 February

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds 


22 – 24 February

Sheffield Theatres


1 – 5 March

Liverpool Everyman


8 - 19 March

Found111, London



"'s breathtaking"
The Stage, Critic's Pick



"claustrophobic, soul-searching piece of drama"
 The Reviews Hub, Liverpool



"the play epitomises what it means to be Welsh"
Wales Online



"the power of Land of Our Fathers shines through the coal dust"

The Reviews Hub, Bury St Edmunds



"captivating...quality direction of an outstanding cast from Paul Robinson means that every scene is executed to perfection"

Buzz Magazine



"a powerful play"
Liverpool Echo 



"a tip top cast"
The Independent


"the ensemble cast are, frankly, breathtaking"
Arts Scene in Wales


"heart wrenching"

The Sprout


"a gripping tale"

North East Theatre Guide


"heart-warming, enjoyable, dark and tragic all at the same time"

Cuckoo Review