The Wood

A Torch Theatre Company Production


Based on an idea by Ifan Huw Dafydd


Directed by Peter Doran


From Owen Thomas, writer of the award winning Grav, comes a new play written to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. In July 1916 during the infamous Battle of the Somme, Mametz Wood echoed to the sounds of war. Fifty years later in a clearing in the middle of the wood an old man has returned to lay a ghost to rest.


The Torch Theatre is very pleased to be working once again with Owen Thomas – one of the most exciting writers in Wales, following the success of Grav.


The production will be directed by our Award Winning Artistic Director, Peter Doran (Best Director, Wales Theatre Awards 2017)


This show will be touring in March 2018, venues and dates to be announced soon.





A Torch Theatre Company Production


Written by Owen Thomas |  Directed by Peter Doran 


Starring Gareth John Bale


The Torch Theatre Company in Milford Haven is delighted to announce that Grav, its award-winning one man show about rugby legend and cultural icon Ray Gravell will be performing at an Off Off Broadway Theatre in New York in March 2018.


The scheduled dates of performances are Friday 16 March 7.30pm and Saturday 17 March 2.00pm & 7.30pm at the Actors Theatre Workshop, Manhattan, 145 West 28th Street, 3F, New York, NY 10001.


There will also be An Evening of Welsh Rugby at the Sunken Hundred restaurant in Brooklyn with excerpts of Grav being performed by Gareth John Bale during the evening on Wednesday 14 March from 7.00pm:  Sunken Hundred, Cobble Hill, 276 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York NY 11231.


Before Grav heads stateside, there will be a mini-tour prior of the Torch Theatre’s award-winning production of the life of welsh rugby legend Ray Gravell consisting of the following dates:


Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Thursday 22 February 7.45pm

Friday 23 February 7.45pm


Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli

Monday 5 March 7.45pm


Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Thursday 8 March 7.45pm

Friday 9 March 7.45pm




Actors Theatre Workshop

Off off Broadway

145 West 28th Street, 3F,

New York, NY 10001

Friday 16 March 2018 7.30pm 

Saturday 17 March 2018 2.30pm & 7.30pm


To book tickets for the New York performances, please book online: