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Ballet Cymru – Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Writer: Dylan Thomas Music: Cerys Matthews MBE, Mason Neely Choreographer: Darius James, Amy Doughty Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Ballet Cymru’s festive offering is A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs, a reworking of the poems of Dylan Thomas by Cerys Matthews. Whilst spending Christmas in South Carolina in 2015, Matthews’ love of Dylan Thomas was reawakened and she was inspired to ...

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Dylan Thomas: Return Journey – Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Bob Kingdom Director: Anthony Hopkins Reviewer G.D.Mills In Bob Kingdom’s one man show Dylan Thomas: Return Journey, the spirit of that hard-drinking, hard-line poet seems to have floated back to haunt us. Originally directed by Anthony Hopkins, this critically acclaimed production, performed on and off for over twenty years now, returns to Bristol after sell-out seasons Off-Broadway and in ...

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Lest We Forget – English National Ballet – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Less We Forget

Artistic Director: Tamara Rojo Choreography: Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant, Liam Scarlett Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Lest We Forget is a ‘poignant reflection’ on World War I, featuring three works expressing the experiences of those who fought the war, and those who stayed behind. The programme notes talk of the difficulty of connecting emotionally with events deeply rooted in our heritage ...

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Dylan Thomas: Return Journey – Factory Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Bob Kingdom Original Direction: Sir Anthony Hopkins Reviewer: Joan Phillips Bob Kingdom revives this captivating production as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations to mark Dylan Thomas’ birth. Staged to replicate a recital from Thomas’ US tour in the final week before his death, just before the infamous 17th whisky in The White Horse pub, Bob Kingdom is mesmerising ...

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Burton – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Writer: Gwynne Edwards Director: Hugh Thomas Reviewer: Anna Ambelez Burton opens with those immortal words, “To begin at the beginning” and that’s where Burton (Rhodri Miles) starts. He relates his early family life and how he believes genes affect our personality. The strong, earthy, proud, independent, socialist background of his youth, influenced him throughout his life. He constantly refers to ...

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Under Milk Wood – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Dylan Thomas Director: Gareth Nicholls Composer: Michael John McCarthy Choreographer: Kelly Lloyd Jones Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys As Welsh as rarebit, leeks and daffodils, Dylan Thomas’ 1954 radio drama Under Milk Wood is still 24 hours in the life of the sleepy village of Llareggub (read that backwards) but in this production from the Tron Community Theatre Company staged for ...

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WHAT’S HOT – week beginning Monday 30th June 2014

It’s that time of year again when people and companies start to get their heads together around the 1000’s of shows heading to many of the festivals up and down the country and theatres start to take a little break to get everything up and running ready for the post summer season to begin. But don’t let that put you ...

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Under Milk Wood – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Dylan Thomas Director: Terry Hands Reviewer: James Garrington As Dylan Thomas himself put it, “to begin at the beginning”, Under Milk Wood was, when originally written, intended as a radio play. It is a play for voices, a play intended to be heard and not seen. It is a play where very little happens, and the attraction lies almost ...

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