"a powerful night at the theatre" A Younger Theatre
Video credit: Blain Neale
It is 1916 and the Battle of the Somme is raging. Tasked with taking Mametz Wood, the Welsh soldiers have dwindling supplies, heavy casualties and plummeting morale. When poor orders lead to disastrous results, history would wrongly accuse them of cowardice. In the deathly silence, who will speak for those who can no longer speak for themselves?
Mametz Wood was originally developed for Ed Fringe 2014 before touring in England and Wales in 2016, including dates on the anniversary of the battle itself at the National Museum Cardiff.