Project Description

Guy Masterson: Fern Hill and Other Dylan Thomas, Quarry Theatre, Bedford

  • Date:

    Friday August 27th

  • The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s,
    26 St Peter’s Street,
    MK40 2NN

  • Written by Dylan Thomas
    Performed by Guy Masterson

    Winner: Stage Award, Best Actor – Edinburgh 2001

    Dylan Thomas’ wonderful short stories and poems are brought vividly to life in an enchanting, award winning show.

    Often overshadowed by his masterpiece, Under Milk Wood, world renowned solo performer Guy Masterson reveals the magic of Dylan Thomas’ “other” works in a performance “of staggering energy and invention” (The Scotsman) brilliantly conjuring the romantic lyricism and genius wordplay that made Thomas one of the World’s greatest writers.

    The programme includes three of Thomas’ wonderful short stories; A Visit To Grandpa’s, Holiday Memory and, of course, A Christmas Story (more popularly known as A Child’s Christmas In Wales), plus a selection of his greatest verse including Fern Hill, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night and Death Shall Have No Dominion.

    Masterson’s command of Thomas’s wordplay is remarkable, akin to his great uncle, the late Richard Burton. He won The Stage Award for Best Actor in 2001 for this performance.

    Experience the richness and magic of the English language at its very best!

    “Sheer unadulterated pleasure! Expect Thomas’s words and characters to be brought wonderfully to life… A simply unmissable offering”★★★★★ SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

    “Immersed in the words of the Welsh master … The epic slices of Welsh life bring the biggest smiles. But the power of the more introspective works is undeniable … glorious”★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

    “Guy Masterson enthusiastically introduces us to instantly recognisable characters… Creeping and prancing around the stage he effectively brings the writing to life, evoking smells and tastes in the process… Worth the ticket price for the description of Thomas’ grandad alone”★★★★ THE LIST

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