Westacre Theatre pay tribute to legend Dylan Thomas

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Westacre Theatre will host a centenary tribute of its own tonight and tomorrow with a special performance of Once Below Milk Wood, which promises a captivating evening.

Performances start at 7.30pm for this production, which has been dedicated to Dylan Thomas, the words of whom have delighted generations, to mark 100 years since the writer’s birth.

Under Milk Wood has become a favourite piece to perform and watch, and in celebration of 100 years since Thomas’s birth, artistic director Andy Naylor has devised Once Below Milk Wood.

Reuniting most of the cast from last spring’s production of Under Milk Wood, this tribute promises to be a truly 
captivating evening for audiences.

This exquisite piece focuses on the rich textures of the sounds and voices and is an absolute feast for the imagination.

It will take you on a journey not only to the sleepy fishing village of Llareggub, where some of the most acutely scripted characters come to life, but also includes extracts of poems and prose carefully crafted together.

From A Child’s Christmas in Wales through Fern Hill to Once Below a Time and Under Milk Wood.

Fans of Thomas’s work will be familiar with the colourful collection of characters conjured up by the wordsmith. From Captain Cat to NoGood Boyo, from the Rev Eli Jenkins to Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard, and a smattering of neighbours, wives, sailors and lovers are all thrown in to make up this wonderful assortment of voices created by Westacre Theatre Company performers.

Tickets are £16 and can be booked online at www.westacretheatre.com or by calling the box office on 01760 755800.