“Better then the BBC!” – Tenby Museum’s Dylan Thomas Success

Posted by Tenby Museum on Oct 18, 2016 Blog No Comments

Last Friday (14 October) saw the second performance of For As Long As Forever Is: The Life and Work of Dylan Thomas at Tenby Museum.

The piece, written by the museum’s Collections Manager Mark Lewis, interweaves a narrative on the life of the Welsh poet with readings from some of his works, including Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Should Lanterns Shine and extracts from Under Milk Wood as well as readings of reviews, newspaper reports and texts from Aeronwy Thomas, Caitlin Thomas and Augustus John.

Once again Andrew Davies provided the voice of narrator and the readings were given by Harry Gardiner, Jayne King and Sharon Thompson. At the end of the performance one member of the audience remarked that he thought the evening was of a quality that was “more enjoyable than the BBC!”

Dr Kathy Talbot thanked the readers and the author for “an excellent evening, the writing and readings were of an exceptionally high standard and I learnt so much about Dylan.”

Mark Lewis said, “I really want to thank the readers for their wonderful performances. They really brought the words to life and made the evening a great success. We are hoping to take the play further afield next year