A meditation on war, memory and the nature of time, Mametz, inspired by the writings of David Jones and Llewelyn Wyn Griffith, tells the story of the 38th Welsh Division’s attack on Mametz Wood during the Somme offensive of 1916. Set within the context of a contemporary battlefield tour and moving between the present day, the 1950s and WWI, the play transports an audience into the frontline trenches and the intimate fears, hopes and loves of the young soldiers risked and gave their lives in their attempt to take the wood.

“The finest commemoration of the First World War centenary I’ve seen to-date, this deserves a much longer life.” Dominic Cavendish, DAILY TELEGRAPH

“an astounding exploration – melding narrative and poetry – of the Battle of Mametz Wood” Carolyn Hitt, WESTERN MAIL

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  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes


  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior


Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers is an author, poet and playwright. He has published two poetry collections, The Blue Book and Skirrid Hill which won a Somerset Maugham Award. His debut prose work The Dust Diaries, a non-fiction narrative set in Zimbabwe won the Welsh Book of the Year 2005. His ...
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