Land of our Fathers, by Theatre503’s resident writer Chris Urch, will be staged 17th September – 12th October.
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. Land of Our Fathers will be directed by Artistic Director Paul Robinson.
Earlier this year Chris’ play Vote of No Confidence was the first to be hand-picked by Howard Brenton to launch The Playwright Presents, a new initiative in which established writers help to launch the career of a promising new writer.
Chris Urch first caught 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. Other credits include short plays TRAPP (Old Vic 24 Hour Plays), Skanky (Miniaturists, Arcola Theatre) and You Get Me? (Bush Theatre).