Plays Directory : Under Milk Wood

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Dylan Thomas
  • Written
    1953
  • Setting
    Wales
  • Overview
    Originally written for radio but is often produced on the stage. The narrative covers the events of a day in Llarregub, a fictional fishing village on the Welsh coast (said to be based on Laugharne and Swansea). First Voice and Second Voice, the narrators, introduce and describe the village and its many quirky inhabitants in great detail, guiding us through their daily lives from before sunrise through a 24 hour cycle. There are over fifty characters represented (which requires multiple doubling from the performers). Some appear very briefly, others are followed throughout the day, including; Captain Cat, the retired blind sea captain who watches everyone from his lookout with the ghostly memory of his one love, Rosie Probert; Reverend Eli Jenkins, the priest who loves the town with all his heart; Polly Garter, the ever-pregnant village bicycle; Mr Pugh the schoolteacher who continues to plot the murder of his sour wife; Organ Morgan the music-obsessed organist and his long-suffering wife; Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard and the ghosts of her two husbands stifled by her obsessive cleanliness; Mog Edwards and Myfanwy Price, the money-focussed lovers who communicate only by letter; Willy Nilly, the postman who knows everyone's news; Gossamer Beynon, the village beauty and Sinbad the publican who loves her in secret; the teasing butcher and his household, the baker with his two wives, the milkman, the fisherman, the school children, the gossiping women, the drinking men, all are present in the fast-moving text, full of humour and pathos.

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6 known characters

3 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Megan Mason
Megan Mason
Actor
2019, Producer
Alina Allison
2019, Various main characters
Malvern and Edinburgh Fringe Festival
David Kirkbride
2018, All male characters
Rachel Howells
2018, Rosie Probert/Lily Smalls
Wayne Dowdeswell
Wayne Dowdeswell
Lighting Designer
2018, Lighting Designer
Watermill, Newbury
Kate Smith
Kate Smith
Actor
2018, Rosie Probert and Mrs Pugh
Rose Theatre
Fletcher Curtis
2018, Eli Jenkins, Second Drowned, PC Attila Rees, Fisherman, Little Boy, Dai Bread
Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Penryn
Liam Grunshaw
2018, First voice
Liam Tranter
Liam Tranter
Lighting Programmer
2018, EOS Programmer
Watermill Theatre
Ellis Robison
2018, Multiple
Eleanor Pappworth
Eleanor Pappworth
Stage Manager
2018, Stage Manager
Ariane Nixon
Ariane Nixon
Lighting Programmer
2018, Lighting Programmer (Gio@5)
Stage 2, Northern Stage
Kate Hargrave
2017, Mrs. Pugh/First Voice
Tom Vanson
Tom Vanson
Actor
2017, Mog Edwards, Various
Sheringham Little Theatre
Zoe Hughes
Zoe Hughes
Actor
2017, Multi-Role
East Riding Theatre
Miranda Pattison
2017, Gossamer Beynon
The Cockpit
Rachel Smyth
Rachel Smyth
Actor
2017, Lily Smalls, Myfanwy Price, Polly Garter, Mrs Dai Bread two
Sheringham Little Theatre
Rebecca Ashley
2017, Voice 2, Mrs Cherry Owen, Guide Book
The Cockpit Theatre
Dan Hazelwood
2017, Captain Cat, Mr Ogmore, Dai Bread
The Cockpit Theatre
Charles Hoyal
2017, Mr Waldo, Cherry Owen, Atilla Rees and Nogood Boyo
The Cockpit Theatre

Alternative Names

Under Milkwood