Clive Merrison, Kyle Rees & More to Return for Theatre503's LAND OF OUR FATHERS' Transfer to Trafalgar Studios; Full Cast Announced
2013's critically acclaimed new play LAND OF OUR FATHERS by Chris Urch will transfer to Trafalgar Studio 2 between 3 September and 4 October. Depicting the dramatic two weeks of a community of Welsh miners trapped down a collapsed coalmine, the production is directed by Theatre503's Artistic Director Paul Robinson.
Returning to their acclaimed roles are theatre veteran Clive Merrison (The History Boys, The English Patient), Kyle Rees who stars forthcoming film Pride, Patrick Brennan (Accolade), Taylor Jay-Davies (Great Expectations) and Joshua Price (Tribe). Robert East (Henry IV Parts 1 & 2) joins the 2014 West End cast as Hovis.
3rd May 1979, South Wales. Thatcher is counting her votes, Sid Vicious is turning in his grave and six Welsh miners are trapped down a coalmine. Over the span of two weeks everything these men believe in and everything they know will have changed. Chris Urch's debut play is packed full of blistering dark comedy and a generation of lost voices.
Chris Urch first caught the eye of Theatre503 in 2011 with his Rapid Write Response to a mainhouse production, he then went on to become a member of the venues 18-month resident writers scheme - the 503Five. Chris graduated from the Young Writers Programme at the Royal Court Theatre in 2012. In November 2013, Chris received a Judges Award from the Bruntwood Prize Panel for his play, The Rolling Stone. He is currently on attachment at Manchester's Royal Exchange and the National Theatre Studio.
Theatre503 has built a strong reputation for staging plays by first time writers, launching the careers of playwrights such as Dennis Kelly, Phil Porter, Katori Hall and current Bruntwood Prize winner Anna Jordan. LAND OF OUR FATHERS follows Theatre503's current Trafalgar Studios residency - the acclaimed A HANDFUL OF STARS starring Keith Duffy.
LAND OF OUR FATHERS is a co-production by Theatre503 and Tara Finney Productions.