Saturday 30 June - 7.45pm
Rhodri Miles presents
Clown in the Moon
“My early work came out of a person who came willy-nilly out of one particular atmosphere and environment and are part and parcel, park and castle, lark and sea shell, dark and school bell, muck and entrail, cock, rock and bubble, accent, sea-lap, root and rhythm of them”
CLOWN IN THE MOON, (the title of a poem written when Dylan Thomas 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.
Directed by Gareth Armstrong (Shylock)
Written by Gwynne Edwards (Burton)
Rhodri Miles (Holby City, Torchwood, Richard II, Eastern Promises, Game of Thrones, Hinterland, 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 II in the BBCs Hollow Crown series.
Three Weeks ****
Broadway Baby ****
“One of the best”
British Theatre Guide ****
“Fantastic, the whole audience was in the palm of his hand from beginning to end”
Edinburgh Guide *