Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas hits Penarth!

By Izzy James

8th Jul 2024 | Local News

Under Milk Wood is a radio drama from 1958 by Swansea icon Dylan Thomas which the BBC later adapted onto the stage. The play is set in a small fictional Welsh seaside village named Llareggub.

Later this year it will be performed by Penarth Operatic & Dramatic Society who this year are celebrating their 100th anniversary.

It has already been celebrated with The Producers and Shakespeare in Love. And soon will be joined by Bugsy Malone.

Dylan Thomas on writing the piece, said: "Out of it came the idea that I write a piece, a play, an impression for voices, an entertainment out of the darkness, of the town I live in, and to write it simply and warmly and comically with lots of movement and varieties of moods, so that, at many levels, through sight and speech, description and dialogue, evocation and parody, you come to know the town as an inhabitant of it."

The first-person narrator informs the audience that they are seeing the village people's dreams. The play then takes place within a day where the audience sees characters' loves, desires, and regrets. Many Welsh celebrities have appeared in variants of this play: Tom Jones, Richard Burton, and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

There will be a licensed bar as well as food and drink provided by Wilmore's 1983. This event will also be unseated so be sure to bring a blanket or even an outdoors chair.

This will take place in The Kymin on Friday, 2 August to Saturday, 3August . Tickets available here:https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/pods/under-milk-wood/e-jbmrqz

     

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