Saturday 14 May marked International Dylan Thomas Day (which I believe was chosen as it was the date in 1953 when Under Milk Wood was first performed in New York City). Sadly I missed that opportunity to blog (being a Monday – Friday kind of bloke!) but now have another reason to blog about my favourite writer. In the words of Nick Cave, it’s late but it ain’t never – so here goes.
On Friday May 27 the museum is hosting a creative evening about the life, work and lasting legacy of this genius wordsmith. For As Long As Forever Is has been written and compiled by my good self and will be directed by Teifion Powell, who will also be reading. Other readers include Sharon Thompson, Jane King, John Harry, Harry Gardiner and Andrew Davies will be giving voice to my narration. The work is divided into three distinct sections – Dylan’s early life and work, his time with Caitlin and his time in America.
If you are interested in coming along please contact the museum for details. The tickets are £5 (£4 for Friends of the Museum) and there are limited spaces. The performance should last around one and a half hours with a short intermission.
(The title of the evening’s performance is taken from Dylan’s poem 24 Years from the collection The Map of Love)