by Chris Urch


Captured live by Riverside Studios at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds whilst on a national tour last year, Land of Our Fathers was screened at venues across Wales in autumn 2016 and was streamed on BBC Arts Online from 14 November 2016 until 14 May 2017.


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.

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.



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 the space.


View Film Trailer  @landofourfather



Screening Dates


12 September 

Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay


1 November

Pontardawe Arts Centre


1 November

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff


11 November

Newbridge Memo


BBC Arts Online Stream

until 14 May 2017



"'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