Event Details


Time: June 24, 2014 at 6pm to July 5, 2014 at 7pm
Location: Great Llancayo Upper Wood near Usk, Monmouthshire
Website or Map: http://nationaltheatrewales.o…
Event Type: production
Organized By: Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish
Latest Activity: Jul 4, 2014

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Event Description

This large-scale, site-specific production performed in an ancient woodland near Usk, Monmouthshire, will give audiences a vivid glimpse into life – and death – in the trenches and battlefields of the Somme.

Inspired by Welsh writer Owen Sheers’ poem Mametz Wood, it will draw on written material by the poets who fought in or witnessed one of the war’s bloodiest conflicts - the Battle of Mametz Wood, in which 4,000 of the the 38th (Welsh) Division were killed or wounded. Among the soldiers who took part were several key Welsh and English war poets, including Robert Graves, David Jones, Siegfried Sassoon and Llewelyn Wyn Griffith, and Sheers’ own great, great uncle, William Cross.

Mametz is co-commissioned by National Theatre Wales and 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

You can book tickets for Mametz via the WMC online, over the phone on 02920 636464, or in person with box office staff at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.  

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Comment by Rhian Richards on June 25, 2014 at 23:40

Comment by James Robert Auheb on June 20, 2014 at 12:03

Just came home from seeing the dress rehearsal. Wow, just wow! One of the most powerful performances I have ever seen. Cast and crew should be so proud. Simply amazing.

Comment by Rhian Richards on June 20, 2014 at 0:38


There is still time to get tickets for our two preview performances of Mametz next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tickets are at the discounted price of £15 / £10 concessions

Be one of the first to see this extraordinary production!


Comment by Rhian Richards on June 19, 2014 at 23:51

Hi Rowena,

Tickets are £15 / £10 concessions for our preview performances next Tuesday and Wednesday, or £20 / £15 concessons for the rest of the run (not including a booking fee via the WMC)


Comment by Rowena Louise Bernice Scurlock on June 19, 2014 at 23:37
Yes I'm going to come to support my friend how much are tickets
Comment by Rhian Richards on June 17, 2014 at 0:34

Hi Ted,

You can get tickets via this link http://nationaltheatrewales.org/mametz or by calling Wales Millennium Centre who are selling tickets on our behalf. Their number is 029 2063 6464


Comment by ted clarke on June 17, 2014 at 0:31

sorry to be so dim, how do you get tickets?

Comment by ted clarke on June 17, 2014 at 0:29

i love graves poem it makes me cry, including tj[he bit about sospan vach

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