Taliesin Arts Centre

Under Milk Wood: An Opera



11 & 12 April


Under 25s: Half Price
Concessions: £2 off

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Part of the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival
Based on the original play for voices by Dylan Thomas

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In 1954 Dylan Thomas caused a literary storm with his play for voices, Under Milk Wood. Sixty years on, Wales' leading opera composer, John Metcalf creates a groundbreaking new opera and recreates Thomas' world of Llareggub - the town that went mad.

Under Milk Wood: an Opera weaves together extraordinary poetic and comic language, contemporary and ancient instrumental music, recorded and live sound, as this 13-strong company of singers and multiinstrumentalists creates a feast for the ears.

Come join blind, old Captain Cat and his fellow villagers cradling their hopes and dreams in Llareggub.

Based on the original play for voices by Dylan Thomas


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Supported by the Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government. Taliesin Arts Centre in co-production with Le Chien qui Chante & Companion Star in association with Welsh National Opera.

Sherman Theatre performances supported by the Vale of Glamorgan Festival 

Show Times

Under Milk Wood: an opera - Theatre 1  
Friday 11 April 7.30pm
Saturday 12 April 7.30pm


"What comes through is a deep affection for the populace of Under Milk Wood and an understanding of their quirkiness, bitchiness, humanity and, crucially, their black humour." **** Guardian

"From the sea sounds that sooth the audience into silence to the stars that sparkle at the end, John Metcalf has created an opera that is accessible, true to Dylan Thomas and not simply Under Milk Wood set to music." **** Western Mail

Cast & Team

Composed by: John Metcalf

Director: Keith Turnbull

Music Director: Wyn Davies

Stage & Costume Design: Simon Banham

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