Torch Theatre Company

The Wood - Online Performance

The Wood PI


22 June - 3 July 2021


Based on a pay-what-you-can price.

Tickets are issued as one stream per household and can be watched as many times as you like for 48 hours from the screening date.

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By Owen Thomas
Directed by Peter Doran.
Bases on an idea by Ifan Huw Dafydd.

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“A tale of friendship, love and sacrifice set against the backdrop of a world in flames...”

From acclaimed Welsh playwright Owen Thomas, writer of the award winning Grav, comes a digitally streamed version of the stage play originally written to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I. Inspired by a true story.

Originally toured to packed out theatres across Wales in 2018, The Wood is a powerful, moving piece of theatre that lends itself beautifully to the screen. The streamed version reunites the original cast that toured in 2018; Ifan Huw Dafydd as Dan and Gwydion Rhys as Billy, alongside the original creative team; Director Peter Doran and Designer Sean Crowley.

The Wood was recorded on stage as live at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, under Covid-19 guidelines during lockdown 2021.

Plot Summary

It is July 1916, and as the Battle of the Somme rages, Mametz Wood echoes to the sounds of war as the 38th Welsh Division face the ferocity of the German army...

Dan and Billy, two young soldiers, forge a friendship in the heat of the build-up to the infamous battle. When Billy is killed in Mametz Wood, he leaves behind a devastated friend and, back home, a heart-broken and pregnant wife.

Altered by his experiences on the Western Front, Dan returns home to step into his friend’s shoes, ultimately marrying Billy’s widow and raising their baby son as his own.

Fifty years later, in a clearing in the wood, Dan has returned to lay a ghost to rest.

Show Times

Tues 22 June 19:30
Wed 23 June 19:30
Thurs 24 June 19:30
Fri 25 June 19:30
Sat 26 June 19:30
Tues 29 June 19:30
Wed 30 June 19:30
Thurs 1 July 19:30
Fri 2 July 19:30
Sat 3 July 19:30


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Cast & Team

Writer Owen Thomas

Director Peter Doran

Production Designer Sean Crowley

Music Composer James Williams


Dan Ifan Huw Dafydd

Billy Gwydion Rhys

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