Project Description

Guy Masterson: Under Milk Wood, The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-On-Windermere

  • Date:

    Friday March 25th

  • The Old Laundry Box Theatre
    Crag Brow,
    LA23 3BX

  • Under Milk Wood
    Friday 25 March at 7:30 pm

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

    Guy first performed this show for us back in the year 2000… IT HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED!

    Celebrating a day in the life of ‘Llareggub’ – a small seatown somewhere in Wales – all 69 ebullient inhabitants in Dylan Thomas’ timeless masterpiece are assiduously recreated in an amazing feat of memory and virtuosity. Complemented by a stunning original soundscape, it’s bawdy and beautiful, sad and sensual and, through the music of language, leaves indelible, unforgettable images of humanity.

    Made famous by Richard Burton’s legendary recording in 1954, Guy Masterson (Burton’s nephew) brings the entire work to vivid life on stage.
    This astonishing solo performance premiered in 1994 and has played over 2000 times all over the world from Swansea to the West End, Trinidad to New Zealand, Hong Kong to Calcutta over 53 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)

    105 minutes plus an interval – we anticipate the production will end at 9.35pm

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