by Chris Urch

"I can’t believe we’re arguing over a Blue Riband."
"I can’t believe we’re stuck down a mine."
"Yet here we are."

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. Within two weeks, everything these men believe in and everything they know will have changed.


Chris Urch's debut play is packed full of blistering comedy and a generation of lost voices.


Land of Our Fathers had its world premiere at Theatre503 on 18 September 2013.

Cast & Crew


Bomber Clive Merrison
Hovis Paul Prescott
Chopper Patrick Brennan
Curly Kyle Rees
Chewy Taylor Jay-Davies
Mostyn Joshua Price

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

A co-production with Theatre503 and Euan Borland Productions



Land of our Fathers



‘a blisteringly good debut’
Time Out, Critic’s Choice and Fringe Show of the Year 2013


‘undeniably powerful’
The Guardian


Entertainment Focus, Fringe Show of the Year 2013


Evening Standard


South London Press


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