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by Dylan Thomas
Director: Ross Jolly
13 Oct – 10 Nov
Tues – Thurs 6.30pm,
Fri – Sat 8pm,
$25 – $52
Runtime: Approx. 100 mins plus a 15 minute interval
Proudly supported by Mary and Peter Biggs CNZM
“To begin at the beginning… ”
Join us at Circa Theatre for Dylan Thomas’ masterpiece Under Milk Wood, a delightful if peculiar story of the daily life in “Llareggub” (read it backwards), a small Welsh town by the sea.
Meet the eccentric townsfolk…
Captain Cat, the old blind sea captain who dreams of his drowned shipmates and lost lover, Myfanwy Price, the sweetshop-keeper lusting after Mog Edwards; Organ Morgan, obsessed with his organ; postman Willy Nilly who reads his neighbours’ letters, Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard, relentlessly nagging her two dead husbands… Polly Garter, Nogood Boyo, Lord Cut-Glass and many others. Walk along Coronation Street, down to the little fishing harbour as Thomas explores their lives, dreams, disappointments and desires.
Rich with haunting, indelible images of humanity, our production of this much loved classic will feature an evocative video landscape, a stunning composed soundtrack from Gareth Farr and five amazing actors playing over 60 roles – and of course centre-stage is the hilarious magic of Thomas’ sharp wit and wonderful, mischievous use of language.
Under Milk Wood is an unforgettable journey… sad and sensual, bawdy and beautiful.
“The voices of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood rise and fall, crashing into each other like waves under a milky moon, their sweet prose an effervescence of sounds and syllables to intoxicate the soul.” – GOOD READS
Cast: Kathleen Burns, Jeff Kingsford-Brown, Simon Leary, Carmel McGlone, Gavin Rutherford
Please note: It is with regret that, due to unforeseen circumstances, Ray Henwood will not be performing live on stage in Under Milk Wood as advertised in our 2018 brochure. We also regret to advise that A Christmas Carol will not be going ahead.