Project Description

Guy Masterson: Under Milk Wood, Wilton’s Music Hall, London

  • Date:

    May 9th – 13th

  • Wilton’s Music Hall,
    1 Graces Alley
    E1 8JB

  • Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

    Performed by Guy Masterson
    Directed by Tony Boncza (with original direction by George Dillon)
    Original Music and Soundscape by Matt Clifford
    Additional Lighting Design by Tom Turner
    Photos by John Robert Paisley


    Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2023… One day in the life of ‘Llareggub’ – a fictional sea-town somewhere in Wales… All 69 of Dylan Thomas’ wonderfully ebullient inhabitants in his timeless masterpiece are assiduously recreated in an amazing feat of memory and physical virtuosity.

    Complemented by a stunning original soundscape by Matt Clifford, it’s bawdy and beautiful, sad and sensual and, through the music of language, leaves indelible, unforgettable images of humanity. The beauty of Thomas’s wordplay and Masterson’s virtuosity will leave you breathless!

    Inspired by his famous uncle, Richard Burton, who led the first broadcast on the BBC World Service in January 1954, Olivier Award winner, Masterson, has brought the entire work to vivid life on stage by himself 2000+ times all over the world over 30 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

    Running time: 100 minutes plus interval

    Mild Adult Sexual references
    Age Guidance: 10+

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