Unicorns, almost

UNICORNS, ALMOST is a new one–man play about the life and work of World War II poet Keith Douglas. John Retallack will direct the premiere in Hay-on-Wye in May 2018. Written by Owen Sheers, UNICORNS, ALMOST conjures Douglas back into confrontational existence before an audience. Echoing the frequent direct address of his poems, Douglas’s pressure to speak to us is twofold: a Read More …

The Green Hollow Book

The Green Hollow, Owen Sheers’ new book, is a deeply moving poetic history of Aberfan, a beautifully rendered portrait of what the mining village was like, what was lost, and what it is like now. Published: April 2018 Publisher: Faber & Faber In 1966 a coal slag heap collapsed on a school in south Wales, killing Read More …

Green Man 2018

Green Man 2018: Talking Shop Owen Sheers, the BAFTA-nominated Welsh novelist, poet and playwright, who will read from To Provide All People – a poem to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS – and also provide comments on The Green Hollow, his remarkable memorial to the Aberfan mining disaster. More information: www.greenman.net

BAFTA Cymru Awards 2017

Aberfan: The Green Hollow receives Television Drama Award Gwobr Drama Deledu i Aberfan: The Green Hollow Owen Sheers receives the Writer award Llongyfarchiadau i Owen Sheers am y Wobr Awdur More: www.bafta.org/wales/awards/winners-announced-2017-british-academy-cymru-awards

Hay Player. Reformations 11: Men

Owen Sheers Reformations 11: Men Hay Festival 2017, Tuesday 30 May 2017 Questions of masculinity have been at the heart of Sheers’ writing for 20 years. This event is available to listen via the Hay Player. Price: £1.00 To purchase, or for more information, please visit: www.hayfestival.com/p-12261-owen-sheers.aspx

BAFTA TV Awards 2017

Aberfan: The Green Hollow, written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster has been nominated for a BAFTA TV Award. The 2017 British Academy Television Awards will be held on 14 May 2017: www.bafta.org/television/awards

Pink Mist Tour 2017

Pink Mist Tour Between 23rd January 2017 and 1st April 2017 this Bristol Old Vic production will visit 12 venues in Bristol, Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Ipswich, Oxford, Edinburgh, Eastbourne, Bangor, Swansea, Winchester, Birmingham and Leeds. Bristol Old Vic 23 – 28 January, 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Saturday matinees) Post show Q&A with Owen Sheers, Friday 27 January. Join Pink Read More …

Catalyst to Produce Movie of Pink Mist

Catalyst Global Media, the London production company led by Charlotte Walls, is to make a movie based on poet and novelist Owen Sheers’ verse-drama “Pink Mist,” which explores the human cost of modern warfare, inspired by interviews with soldiers and their families. Sheers said: “The ongoing issue of the shadows cast by conflict into civilian Read More …

Pink Mist

Pink Mist is back for a national tour kicking off in January 2017. Pink Mist tells the story of three young Bristol men deployed to Afghanistan. Returning to the women in their lives who must now share the physical and psychological aftershocks of their service, Arthur, Hads and Taff find their journey home is their Read More …

Conversations on a bench

Conversations on a bench BBC Radio 4 4.30pm 16th October 2016 A specially commissioned work by poet Owen Sheers draws on the voices and stories of those who sit and contemplate the inscription, “Born to be Wild – Dinks Nash – Loved Forever.” The views from the bench of the Gower Peninsula and the threatened Tata Read More …