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Under Milk Wood

by Dylan Thomas

Directed by Ylaria Rogers

Season: 11th March - 8th April 2017
Preview night 10th March
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm



Sunday 19th March already sold out! Book soon to avoid missing this production!



Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' masterpiece Under Milk Wood is an emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in a fictional Welsh seaside village. We learn of the inhabitants' dreams and desires, their loves and regrets. The play, closely associated with Richard Burton, was 'crowned with a storm of cheers' after its opening performance.

Under Milk Wood is like going 'Up the Garden Path' and 'Down the Rabbit Hole'. It has the beauty of your grandmother's garden, language that is eternal, and the strange reality you would find in Wonderland. The history of the town is rich and the characters are deep, quirky, and delightfully surprising. It is the town of 'Llareggub', which is 'bugger all' backwards. In Under Milk Wood we follow their lives for a day and that is the beauty. The woman who lives with her two dead husbands, the blind sea captain who dreams of his love, Lily Smalls who stares at herself in a mirror... Dylan Thomas' characters reflect the beauty of how strange life can be and the joys and despairs of age and youth.

This piece by Dylan Thomas was said to give "scope for all his versatility, for his gifts of humour and characterisation as well as his genius for poetry". His language and characters are the heart and soul of the piece.

Production
DirectorYlaria Rogers
Assistant DirectorMichael Heming
Set DesignMartin Searles
Costume DesignPheonuh Callan
Susan Carveth
Lighting DesignLiam O'Keefe

Crew
Stage ManagerEleni Pyretzis
Assistant Stage ManagerMacushla McGown
Lighting & Sound OperationCarlin Hurdis
Amy Roberts

Cast
Turea Blyth
Brooke Burns
Sandra Campbell
Caspar Hardaker
Courtney Hough
Tiffany Hoy
Marty O'Neill
Martin Searles
Tim Quaife