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Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

  • Casa Labia 192 Main Road Cape Town, WC, 7950 South Africa (map)

Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas: A Play for Voices


Friday- 06 September - 20h00

“To begin at the beginning:  It is Spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black…” Under Milk Wood, a play for voices was first staged in 1953 in New York with Dylan Thomas and five other actors at the 92Y Poetry Centre.  He told the nervous group before the reading … “just love the words, love the words!” and therein lies the magic of this piece. This language is rich, resonates with gentle humour and is beautifully lyrical.

Under Milk Wood is a delightful microscopic look into the simple lives of the inhabitants of a small Welsh seaside village.  Circle Productions presents this abridged version of the play reading, with David Muller as “First Voice” bringing the audience right into the thick of things. He is supported by a group of talented local community actors, all of whom are lovers of Dylan Thomas’ work. These eight seasoned performers play the more than 50 characters who live in Llareggub.

Be delighted and entertained by this group of quirky characters that includes Nogood Boyo, Polly Garter, Willy Nilly Postman and Captain Cat, “this one Spring day”.

This amateur production of “Under Milk Wood (The Definitive Edition)”,  is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

R120 per person - payable in advance - Free seating
A cash bar will be available before the concert
For all Cultural bookings, please contact us on 021 788 6068 or email
Cucina Labia Restaurant will be serving an a la carte dinner between 17h30 and 19h50. Bookings are essential and can be made through the Cultural Centre.