Bristol Old Vic Theatre School – UNDER MILK WOOD

Written by Dylan Thomas

Directed by Christopher Scott

Designed by Mick Bearwish


It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched courters’- and-rabbits’ wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, shingboat-bobbing sea…

Set in the fictitious fishing village of Llareggub, this twenty four hour peek into the lives and loves of the likes of Captain Cat, Polly Garter and Willy Nilly has continued to enthral its audiences ever since. 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.“Using Thomas’ delightful descriptions, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School students have turned this feast for the ears into a hearty beano for the eyes.” Robin Markell, BBC