One of the best known plays of all time is being performed by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School when they present Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood.
Set in the fictitious fishing village of Llareggub, Under Milk Wood is a 24-hour peek into the lives and loves of the likes of Captain Cat, Polly Garter and Willy Nilly.
With its canvas of nonsense gossip, feuds, affairs, fights, frauds and practical jokes, the play pulses with the vitality and relish of real life characters re-living their dreams and desires.
Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer famous for “do not go gentle into that good night” and “and death shall have no dominion”.
The ‘play for voices’ Under Milk Wood was originally commissioned as a radio broadcast in 1954.
The BBC later adapted the show into a highly entertaining play which will now be performed at The Corn Exchange.
From its popularity, the play was adapted into a feature film which was released in 1972 and directed by Andrew Sinclair.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is one of the most successful and well-respected conservatoire drama schools in the UK.
It attracts the very best talent in students and staff, and their courses are recognised nationally and internationally as a benchmark of quality in professional acting, technical, production and management training.
Come closer now, and enter the world of Under Milk Wood on Tuesday, June 27 at 7.30pm, tickets are £13.50. There is a discount available for concessions and under-25s.
For more information or to book your place, call the Corn Exchange box office on 0845 5218 218, or visit cornexchangenew.com.