Identity Theatre are pleased to return to BOAT for the fifth time, this time presenting Dylan Thomas’ classic Under Milk Wood.
A small Welsh harbour community is sleeping. Only we can see their unquiet slumbers – and if you listen closely, you can hear their dreams. A blind sea captain yearns for his lost love and sails the oceans of his youth, a landlady is in terror of her guests, two passionate shopkeepers live in unrequited lust, the boozy landlord, scurrying milkman, postman, fancy woman, layabout, the optimistic elderly, the blossoming youth and an entire town full of colourful characters are here.
As the tumble of Dylan Thomas’ characters awake to a crystal spring day, the village of Llareggub comes to life in this rich, funny, sentimental glimpse at a lost way of life. This beautifully written “play for voices”, allowed Thomas to explore the fantastic in the everyday life of these small people in this small community, making every life and character worthy of our attention.
Full of humour and sharp observations, the play rejoices in its celebration of the everyday and zings with hope and a love of life and language.
Run time 135 minutes
Cast and crew
Laura Scobie: First Voice
James Doyle: Second Voice, Mr Ogmore, Johnny Cristo
Trefor Levins: Captain Cat, Mr. Waldo
Kane Magee: Mr Mog Edwards, First Drowned, Mr Pugh, Lord Cut-Glass, Dicky
Sam Nixon: Third Neighbour, Polly Garter, Mrs Pugh
Heloise Bliss: Miss Myfanwy Price, Fourth Neighbour, Mae Rose Cottage, Third Woman
Harry Armstrong: Third Drowned, Ocky Milkman, Willy Nilly, Butcher Beynon, Nogood Boyo, Sinbad
Cathy Byrne: Gossamer Beynon, Mary Ann The Sailors, Second Woman
Justine Smith: Mrs Dai Bread Two, Rosie Probert, Wife
Suse Crosby: Fourth Drowned, First Neighbour, Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard, Bessie Bighead
Andrew George: Mr Pritchard, Cherry Owen, Rev Eli Jenkins, Organ Morgan
Charlotte Collingbourne: Second Neighbour, Mrs Cherry Owen, Mrs Willy Nilly, Mrs Organ Morgan
Daisy-Grace Elborn: Fifth Drowned, Matti Richards, Lily Smalls, Gwennie
Rosy Armitage: Mother, Mrs Utah Watkins, Mrs Dai Bread One, Accordionist
All other parts are played by the ensemble
Voice of a Guide-Book recorded by Phoebe Cook/Tom Mordell
Lighting and tech services by Beverley Grover
Stage Manager: Nettie Sheridan
Set and Sound Design: Gary Cook
Full Price £15
Group of 4 £50
Thu 22nd June6pm7pm
Fri 23rd June6pm7pm
Sat 24th June1pm2pm
Sat 24th June6pm7pm