Our November production will be Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, a popular and much-loved play set in a Welsh harbour town. It's almost poetry - Thomas called it 'prose with blood-pressure' - the lilt and fall of the voices of the villagers forming a sound-tapestry that is hypnotic. Yet it's also salty and down-to-earth, filled with humour and humanity.
"It was at once recognized...that he had disturbed the roots of our language in an organic way and given it a new vitality." The Times
Watch this space for details of our free workshop, a Thomas poetry day, and how to get involved.
This is going to be so exciting!
The Montgomeryshire heat held recently at Berriew saw not just one, but two local productions being selected to go through to the all-Wales final. Llanymynech audiences will have already seen the moving, atmospheric production of Jane Shepard's Nine (directed by Julia Thomas) - which also won the Technical Achievement Award at Berriew. The GADS (from Guilsfield) went home clutching an armful of awards and a place in the final too. The adjudicator, Mr David Price, said that he firmly felt that either of these plays could be capable of winning at Newtown and going forward to the UK final in Belfast.
The Wales Final will be held at Theatr Hafren on Friday 2nd June at 7.30pm and Saturday 3rd June at 7.00pm, with adjudications at the end of each evening. All are welcome to come for one evening or both. (LADS will perform on the Friday). Tickets are £10. There will be a Hog Roast Buffet at the end of the Saturday evening.
Contact Theatr Hafren for tickets: www.thehafren.co.uk 01686 614555