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Dylan Thomas – Clown In The Moon (Miles Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014

This is a show about the life and mischief of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, who died at the age of thirty-nine after a short but incredibly full life. Played by the superb Rhodri Miles, Thomas takes us through some of the most outlandish and outstanding moments of his life, interspersed with readings of his poetry in a BBC studio. The audience is treated to some sad stories, a few unbelievable anecdotes and many moments of pure joy. Miles’ depiction of the troubled but talented man is truly captivating, and director Gareth Armstrong maximises the show’s potential for humour as well as poignancy. ‘Clown In The Moon’ manages to be at once touching, educational and genuinely uplifting.

Assembly Hall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Vicki Baron]