Project Description

The Nine Lives of Tom Cat, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Swansea

  • Date:

    Thursday June 8th

  • Dylan Thomas Birthplace
    5 Cwmdonkin Drive,
    SA2 0RA

  • When Chris Tally Evans started to develop his new play the Swansea born actor and director vowed to use the Birthplace to give added inspiration to the development of the play

    Thanks to support from the Arts Council of Wales Chris and playwright Richard Hurford (yet another Swansea born creative who now lives in Sheffield) are staging a residency to develop this script, exploring the backstory of Captain Cat, the much loved blind character from Under Milk Wood. Captain Cat has a particular resonance with Chris who is visually impaired. A group of creative practitioners, digital artists, movement director and dramaturge converge for a week and present a live and streamed worldwide event on the 8th the Dylan Thomas Birthplace.

    The event will explore the creative process. If you were lucky to see our Dylan Day event with Robin Lyons and Andrew Ofilier on the creation of the animated version of Under Milk Wood you will have marveled at the process from idea to fruition – we look forward to a similar insight followed by a first reading of the play as a ‘work in progress’ This is yet another ‘first’ for the house where Dylan lived for 23 years and wrote two thirds of his published work.

    Join us either in the parlour or live on Zoom for this unique event Thursday 8th June 6.30 for 7.00pm

    Live on Zoom
    £9.50 (covers one device and any number of viewers) BUY NOW Zoom code sent out closer to the day

    Live in the Parlour £12.50 (includes a drink and refreshments on arrival) BUY NOW Last remaining tickets