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Stage2 presents

Under Milk Wood

by Dylan Thomas    

Wed 21st - Sat 24th April 2010 at 7.30pm in The Main House

Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood tells of the small dreams and grand desires of the living and the dead of Llaregyb. It was first broadcast on radio in 1954, shortly after the author's death. The main 'voice' was that of Richard Burton and his name has become associated with the piece almost as much as that of the author.

Starting on a 'moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black', we peep into the houses of sleepers. 
‘You can hear the dew falling, and the hushed town breathing.
Only your eyes are unclosed to see the black and folded town fast, and slow, asleep.’

Blind Captain Cat dreams of the drowned comrades of his youth and of his long dead love,
Rosie Probert. Myfanwy Price dreams that Mog Edwards, 'a draper mad with love', will warm her sheets like an electric toaster.
Mr Waldo dreams of all the women who have pursued him through his life.
Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard nags the ghosts of her widowed husbands.
Dai Bread the baker, with one wife for the day and one for the night dreams of harems.
Polly Garter dreams of babies and Rev. Eli Jenkins dreams of a peaceful community…

Under Milk Wood is a sensitive, funny, occasionally disturbing, story of one day in the life of the babbling town. With a cast of over 100 very distinctive characters Dylan Thomas paints affectionate portraits of the seaside people he knew and observed so well. Spend an evening with the young members of Stage2 as they present ‘The most enchanting and original work for broadcasting ever written.’  The Listener.

‘From where you are, you can hear their dreams.’

Tickets: £8.50 (No Concessions)

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