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Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

This amateur production is subject to acquiring a licence.

This performance is subject to the prevailing restrictions on gatherings.

Commissioned by the BBC, and described by Dylan Thomas as 'a play for voices', Under Milk Wood takes the form of an emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub. We learn of the inhabitants' dreams and desires, their loves and regrets. The play introduces us to characters such as Captain Cat who dreams of his drowned former seafellows and Nogood Boyo who dreams of nothing at all. It is a unique and touching depiction of a village that has 'fallen head over bells in love'. The First Voice narration reveals the ordinary world of daily happenings and events, while the Second Voice conveys the intimate, innermost thoughts of the fascinating folk of Llareggub. There have been myriad productions of Under Milk Wood over the years and Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Tom Jones have all starred in radio, stage or film adaptations.


First VoiceAlisdair Low
First Narrator
Second VoiceAlison Munro
Second Narrator
Captain CatAlexander Moore
The old blind sea captain who dreams of his deceased shipmates and lost lover Rosie Probert. He is one of the play's most important characters as he often acts as a narrator. He comments on the goings-on in the village from his window.
Rosie ProbertKate Spivey
Captain Cat's deceased lover, who appears in his dreams.
Myfanwy PriceBeth Black
The sweetshop-keeper who dreams of marrying Mog Edwards.
Mr. Mog EdwardsCal Reid
The draper enamoured of Myfanwy Price. Their romance, however, is restricted strictly to the letters they write one another and their interactions in their dreams.
Jack BlackAlex Wilson
The cobbler, who dreams of scaring away young couples.
Evans the DeathIan Gibbard
The undertaker, who dreams of his childhood.
Mr. WaldoMarc Vesty
Rabbit catcher, barber, herbalist, cat doctor, quack, dreams of his mother and his many unhappy, failed marriages. He is a notorious alcoholic and general troublemaker and is involved in an affair with Polly Garter.
Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard Mandy Simms
The owner of a guesthouse, who dreams of nagging her two late husbands. She refuses to let anyone stay at the guesthouse because of her extreme penchant for neatness.
Mr. Ogmore Martin Nowacki
Deceased, Linoleum salesperson, late of Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard.
Mr. Pritchard Tony Kennick
Deceased, failed bookmaker, late of Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard. He committed suicide "ironically" by ingesting disinfectant.
Gossamer Beynon Laura Payne
The schoolteacher (daughter of Butcher Beynon), dreams of a fox-like illicit love. During the day, she longs to be with Sinbad Sailors, but the two never interact.
Organ Morgan Tony Kennick
The church organ player has perturbed dreams of music and orchestras within the village. His obsession with music bothers his wife intensely.
Mrs. Organ Morgan Ann O'Connell
A shop owner who dreams of "silence," as she is disturbed during the day by Organ Morgan's constant organ playing.
Utah Watkins Tony Kennick
The farmer, dreams of counting sheep that resemble his wife.
Ocky Milkman Ian Gibbard
The milkman, dreams of pouring his milk into a river, 'regardless of expense'.
Mr. Cherry Owen Cal Reid
Dreams of drinking and yet is unable to, as the tankard turns into a fish, which he drinks.
Mrs. Cherry Owen Emma Portus
Cherry Owen's devoted wife, who cares for him and delights in rehashing his drunken antics.
Police Constable Attila Rees Alex Wilson
The policeman, relieves himself into his helmet at night, knowing somehow he will regret this in the morning.
Mr. Willy NillyIan Gibbard
The postman, dreams of delivering the post in his sleep, and physically knocks upon his wife as if knocking upon a door. In the morning they open the post together and read the town's news so that he can relay it around the village.
Mrs. Willy Nilly Emma Portus
who, because of her husband's knocking upon her, dreams of being spanked by her teacher for being late for school. She assists Willy Nilly in steaming open the mail.
Mary Ann Sailors Alison Munro
85 years old, dreams of the Garden of Eden. During the day she announces her age ("I'm 85 years, 3 months and a day!") to the town.
Sinbad Sailors Alex Wilson
The barman, dreams of Gossamer Beynon, whom he cannot marry because of his grandmother's disapproval.
Mae Rose Cottage Laura Payne
Seventeen and never been kissed, she dreams of meeting her "Mr. Right". She spends the day in the fields daydreaming and unseen, draws lipstick circles around her nipples.
Bessie Bighead Ann O'Connell
Hired help, dreams of the one man that kissed her "because he was dared".
Butcher Beynon Marc Vesty
The butcher, dreams of riding pigs and shooting wild giblets. During the day he enjoys teasing his wife about the questionable meat that he sells.
Mrs. Butcher BeynonMandy Simms
Butcher Beynon's wife, dreams of her husband being 'persecuted' for selling "owl's meat, dogs' eyes, manchop."
Rev. Eli JenkinsMartin Nowacki
The reverend, poet and preacher, dreams of Eisteddfodau. Author of the White Book of Llareggub.
Mr. Pugh Ian Gibbard
Schoolmaster, dreams of poisoning his domineering wife. He purchases a book named "Lives of the Great Poisoners" for ideas on how to kill Mrs. Pugh; however, he does not do it.
Mrs. PughAnn O'Connell
The nasty and undesirable wife of Mr. Pugh.
Dai BreadTony Kennick
The bigamist baker who dreams of harems.
Mrs. Dai Bread One Emma Portus
Dai Bread's first wife, traditional and plain.
Mrs. Dai Bread Two Ann O'Connell
Dai Bread's second wife, a mysterious and sultry gypsy.
Polly GarterMandy Simms
An innocent young mother, who dreams of her many babies. During the day, she scrubs floors and sings of her lost love.
Nogood BoyoAlex Wilson
A lazy young fisherman who dreams peevishly of "nothing", though he later fantasises about Mrs. Dai Bread Two in a wet corset. He is known for causing shenanigans in the wash house.
Lord Cut-GlassMarc Vesty
A man of questionable sanity, who dreams of the 66 clocks that he keeps in his house, all telling different times.
Lily SmallsKate Spivey
Dreams of love and a fantasy life. She is the Beynon's' maid, but longs for a more exciting life.
GwennieLaura Payne
A child in Llareggub, who insists that her male schoolmates "kiss her where she says or give her a penny".
Voice of a Guide Book John Ansari
Upper Crust — very sarcastic and aloof — posh English accent
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