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Five Resons to See... Land of Our Fathers

Chris Urch's debut play looking at two weeks of a group of Welsh miners trapped underground premieres at Theatre503 this month. Here director Paul Robinson gives us five good reasons to go...

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1. It's set down a MINE
3rd 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. On entering Theatre503, you will find yourself transported 90 metres underground into the heart of a working pit.

2. There's a character everyone can relate to
From old hand 'Bomber' to laddish 'Curly', or young Mostyn entering the mine on his first day, there's a character everyone will recognise and fall in love with.

Its a six-strong cast of incredible native Welsh actors, including Clive Merrison (The History Boys) as 'Bomber' and Taylor Jay-Davies (Great Expectations) as 'Chewy'.

4. Chris Urch is one to watch!
This is the debut play by Chris Urch, tipped by Howard Brenton as one to watch. "Chris is a brilliant talent. He could become the British Tennessee Williams. Hold on to your seats, audiences, this is the real thing!"

5. A devastating mix of comedy and tragedy
A survival play at its heart, Land of Our Fathers is packed full of blistering comedy and a generation of lost voices.

Land of Our Fathers runs at Theatre503 from 18 September to 12 October 2013


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