The Rolling Stone
Chris Urch

Dembe is discovering what it means to be a man. He’s falling in love for the first time. But it’s a love that threatens the future of the family and could crumble everything around him. A thought provoking exploration of prejudice, hypocrisy and the courage it takes to be yourself in Uganda.

Chris Urch, originally from Somerset, trained at the Drama Centre as an actor. He recently completed the Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme and was selected to write a play, Trapp, for the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays in November 2012. Howard Brenton most recently produced a reading of his play V.O.N.C (2013) for Playwrights Presents. Other credits include short plays: You Get Me? (Bush Theatre), Talent (Soho Theatre), Skanky (Arcola), Married to the Game (Theatre 503), A Girl Like You (Latitude Festival) and G.L.O.R.Y (Canal Café Theatre). His debut full length play Land of Our Fathers opened to critical acclaim in September 2013 at Theatre 503.