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Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon

Saturday, 17th February 2018
The Berry Theatre

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Clown in the Moon (the title poem written when Dylan was 14) is a dramatic portrait of the poet's chaotic, frequently hilarious, and all too brief life. Located in a BBC Studio, it sets some of Dylan's famous broadcasts and iconic works alongside vivid reminiscences of his clownish antics in pubs, bars and parties, and his encounters with a host of eccentric and volatile women.

This solo show is directed by the award-winning director and actor Gareth Armstrong (Shylock, Becoming Marilyn) and is written by award-winning writer Gwynne Edwards (Burton, Dylan Thomas in America).

Rhodri Miles (Eastern Promises, Game of Thrones, Atlantis) returns as Dylan Thomas after his previous sell-out performances of the critically acclaimed Burton, winner of the Best International Show Award at the Hollywood Fringe Theatre Festival in 2010.

Clown in the Moon follows hot on the heels of his appearance as Lodovico in Shakespeare's Othello at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre alongside Wire actors Clarke Peters and Dominic West and his role as the Welsh Captain in Shakespeare's Richard ll in the BBC's Hollow Crown series.

What critics are saying

"Mesmeric, flawless." ★★★★ Broadbway Baby

"One of the best." ★★★★ British Theatre Guide

"Pure Joy." ★★★★ Three Weeks 

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