Coming in April 2018


by Dylan Thomas

Janine Oliver and Chris Davey will be directing Valley Artists’ production of poet Dylan Thomas’ undisputed masterpiece, an affectionate and hilarious portrait of a day in the life of a small Welsh fishing village, ‘LIareggub’ (read it backwards). Under Milk Wood follows the lives of its inhabitants, exploring their dreams and desires, their loves and regrets. Dylan Thomas’ lyrical language and his humour and characterisation together reflect the beauty of how strange life can be and the joys and despairs of age and youth. This “play for voices” is populated by some of the best-loved characters in literature, from blind Captain Cat to Polly Garter, Reverend Eli Jenkins to No Good Boyo. Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Tom Jones and Matthew Rhys have all starred in radio, stage or film adaptations of the play which has never been out of print.

Under Milk Wood opens at Laguna Hall in April 2018.

Performance dates – TBA