Under Milk Wood

by Dylan Thomas

7 - 17 July 1999




In 1951, two years before his death at 39, Dylan Thomas wrote of his plan to complete a radio 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...you come to know the town as an inhabitant of it." This is that play.

Thomas's flawed villagers reveal a world of delight, gossip and regret, of varied and vivid humanity; a world that his classic 'play for voices' celebrates as 'this place of love.'

First Voice David Bretton
Second Voice Veronica Allum
Captain Cat John Jolliff
Mrs Dai Bread Two, Mrs Beynon, Polly Garter, Rosie Probert Kaaryn Cater
Mrs Dai Bread One, Mrs Cherry Owen, Bessie Bighead, Myfanwy Price Anne Wall
Gossamer Beynon, Lily Smalls, mae Rose Cottage Dani Coe
Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard, Mrs Pugh, Mrs Organ Morgan, Mrs Willy Nilly German Nicklin
Mary Ann Sailors Peggy Pearce
Rev. Eli Jenkins, Dai Bread, Evans the Death Brian Sullivan
Nogood Boyo, Sinbad Sailors, Naughty Boys Sam Kelly
Mog Edwards, Mr Pritchard, Lord Cut-Glass, Willy Nilly Brian Wesley-Smith
Mr Waldo, Utah Watkins, P.C. Attila Rees, Butcher Beynon, Cherry Owen Tony Tait
Mr Ogmore, Organ Morgan, Mr Pugh, Ocky Milkman Cliff Thomas
Director Maureen Aitken
Stage Manager John Wilce
Prompt Lana Benedetti
Props Mary Wesley-Smith
Wardrobe Judy Wilce, Kythie Morris
Music Consultants Pat Sleeman, Gabrielle Smith
Set Design Maureen Aitken
Set Builder John Wilce
Lighting Robert Turner, Pat Liddell
Sound Laurie Shanks
Radio Creator Gerard Cotterill
Music Director Cheryll Shoesmith
Language Consultant Rev. William Pearson
Photographer Geoff Marshall
Poster/Programme Design Cliff Thomas
House Manager Julia Tait
Front of House Abby Govier
Publicity Noel Dowrick
Bookings Robyn & Warrick Procter
Foyer Design Sonia Enoka


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