Theatre503 is enjoying a season of performances in the West End in 2014 with both A Handful Of Stars and Land Of Our Fathers transferring to Trafalgar Studios 2. The latter opens its doors in September and will see Clive Merrison reprise his role as Bomber as he works from Chris Urch’s script. Considering the show’s positive reviews when it previously ran at the Theatre503 in Battersea, this is something that is likely to receive plenty of attention in the West End – attention it utterly deserves.
The critically acclaimed Land Of Our Father takes us to Wales in the late 1970s, a time in which Margaret Thatcher is about to move in to 10 Downing Street on the back of economic woes. We meet a group of miners cut off from the outside world in a coal mine. They are trapped there and throughout the course of the show we will ponder their fate as the men change and their attitudes towards the world around them are forever altered.
Chris Urch is an actor and writer who has been heavily involved with work at Theatre503 in the past whilst also working at venues like The Bush Theatre and The Old Vic. Considering the acclaim that Land Of Our Fathers has been receiving, he is certainly a talent work keeping an eye on.
Meanwhile, actor Clive Merrison, who plays Bomber, has appeared in numerous television, film, stage and radio roles during a long career. His stage work has previously included shows for the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company and he has appeared in shows like Peep Show and Doctor Who (the classic serial The Tomb Of The Cybermen from the 1960s). He is also well known for appearing in The History Boys, both at the Lyttelton National Theatre and on the big screen.
Land Of Our Fathers is at Trafalgar Studios 2 from Friday 5th September 2014 (previews from Tuesday 2nd September 2014).
|Booking From:||Friday, 3rd October 2014|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 4th October 2014|
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