Friday 26th May 7.30pm / Main House


by Dylan Thomas
Performed by Guy Masterson
Directed by Tony Boncza 
(with original direction by George Dillon)
Original music and Soundscape by Matt Clifford

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson celebrates his own 30th anniversary with Dylan Thomas’ enduring masterpiece – Under Milk Wood: a day in the life of ‘Llareggub’ – a fictional sea-town somewhere in Wales…
In an amazing feat of memory and physical virtuosity, Masterson recreates all 69 of Dylan Thomas’ wonderfully ebullient inhabitants entirely on his own!
Complemented by a stunning original soundscape by Matt Clifford, this unique solo interpretation makes the words sing! It’s bawdy and beautiful, sad and sensual and, through the music of language, leaves indelible, unforgettable images of humanity. The beauty of Thomas’s wordplay and Masterson’s virtuosity will leave you breathless!
Inspired by his famous uncle, Richard Burton – who led the first broadcast of Under Milk Wood on the BBC World Service in January 1954 – this award winning production has played well over 2000 times all around the world since 1993 from Edinburgh to the West End, New York to New Zealand, Hong Kong to Calcutta over its 30 years, enchanting audiences wherever it has played

“If you’ve never seen Under Milk Wood before, this is perhaps the ultimate rendition. Don’t miss it!” (The Times)

“It’s a feat of multiple characterisation impeccable timing, vocal dexterity and precise physical control, performed with tremendous sensitivity and panache!” (The Guardian)

“Absolutely wonderful, intensely therapeutic, intensely uplifting! Guy Masterson is something exceptional!” (BBC Radio Scotland)

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 26th May 7.30pm

Full Price: £18.00 (premier seating available for an additional £2)

Running Time: 2 hours 5 minutes including interval

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at the Playhouse Kitchen or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, and gins.