First World War Drama To Play Milford Haven

The Wood, a play from Owen Thomas, writer of the award winning Grav, will shortly take to the stage of Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre.

Set in July 1916, during the Battle of the Somme, 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.
Following the success of the play ‘Grav’. Owen Thomas has returned to working with the creative team at the Torch Theatre.

The production will be directed by award-winning Artistic Director, Peter Doran (Best Director, Wales Theatre Awards 2017) and can be seen at the Torch Theatre from Tuesday February 20 to Thursday March 1, before it heads off on a tour of Wales throughout March 2018.

For further information, contact the Torch Theatre Box Office on 01646 695267 or online at