Dylan Thomas wrote prolifically from a very young age, with his first poem being published in his school magazine. His work took many forms, including scripts for radio broadcasts, radio plays, short stories, films and an unfinished novel, although he is best known for poetry.
Dylan’s most popular poems include ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ and ‘And Death Shall have No Dominion’. He also included poetry in his famous play for voices, ‘Under Milk Wood’.
Guy Masterson is an Olivier Award-winning producer, actor, director and writer. He has performed the work of Dylan Thomas for many years, including bringing both Under Milk Wood and Fern Hill to international audiences and enormous acclaim. He has extensive international performing and producing credits and has also written as a critic and theatre writer for many news outlets including The Guardian and The Stage.
This event will see him live and breathe the words of the Welsh poet, telling the stories as if they were his own memories. Each element of the performance is delivered in a unique style: stories are brought to life with Masterson’s trademark physicality and each poem given the individual setting deserved. Reminiscent of his Great Uncle, Richard Burton, Masterson makes the words sing, echo and vibrate in a way that will be remembered for a long time.
- Book for this and Dylan Thomas and Me: Hannah Ellis, Guy Masterson and Sian Lloyd for £15 / £12.
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