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.

Starring Clive Merrison (The History Boys), Chris Urch's critically acclaimed debut play is packed full of blistering comedy and a generation of lost voices (Time Out’s Critic’s Choice and Fringe Show of the Year 2013).

Land of Our Fathers received its world premiere at Theatre503 on 18 September 2013 in a co-production with Euan Borland Productions and Tara Finney Productions. The play opened to critical acclaim receiving a host of four and five star reviews, five Off West End Award nominations (Finalist 2014, Best Production) and played to sell-out audiences across its original run.


Land of Our Fathers had it's West End premiere at Trafalgar Studios on 3 September 2014.

Cast & Crew


Bomber Clive Merrison
Hovis Robert East
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


Generously supported by Arts Council England and The Richard Carne Trust 




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Land of our Fathers



“a high-voltage production...gripping”
The Times

“performed with unrelenting intensity”
Evening Standard

The Public Reviews

“the most engrossing and powerful theatrical experience you are likely to have any time soon”
Entertainment Focus