Under Milk Wood


Welcome to the sloe black, slow, black, crow black, fishing boat bobbing sea ……

Valley Artists is proud to present, as its first production of 2018, Dylan Thomas’s undisputed masterpiece Under Milk Wood.

Written originally as a radio play (1954), Under Milk Wood has been adapted over the years for both television and film – two films, in fact, the first featuring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.  This Valley Artists production was conceived and adapted for the stage by Chris Davey and collaborator, Director Janine Oliver.

Under Milk Wood is an affectionate and hilarious portrait of a day in the life of the small Welsh fishing village of Llareggub.  We arrive with the dawn, and walk through the day, exploring the dreams and desires, loves and regrets, of a host of unforgettable characters, such as blind Captain Cat, Mrs Organ Morgan, Lord Cut Glass, Nogood Boyo and Bessie Bighead.

Indeed, there are 57 roles in the play.  It’s a testament to Valley Artists’ professionalism that those characters are played by 15 actors – one a child.

The lyrical language, humour and characterisation of Under Milk Wood reflect the joys and despairs of age and youth and celebrate how beautiful and strange life can be.

UNDER MILK WOOD opens at 8pm at Laguna Hall on Friday 30 March and continues Saturday 31, Sunday April 1, then Wednesday April 4 through to Saturday April 7.

PG Rating

Tickets $30 Concession $25 

Tickets are available at, Wollombi General Store 0249983230 & GNTP 0249988244