Stratford-based Second Thoughts to tread the boards in Under Milk Wood - The Stratford Observer

Stratford-based Second Thoughts to tread the boards in Under Milk Wood

SECOND Thoughts final production of the year is Under Milk Wood.

The Stratford-based drama group has had just six weeks to rehearse for their production of Dylan Thomas’ famous play after an unexpected withdrawal of their intended autumn production.

But undeterred, Under Milk Wood will be coming to The Bear Pit on October 7 and October 8.

The performance aims to draw inspiration from the original radio drama. Thomas himself said it was ‘a play for voices’ and so Second Thought’s version will take the form of a semi-staged reading relying solely on the voice talents of the actors and the words of Thomas.

Following the course of a single day, from pre-dawn dreams, through daytime loves to dusk ponderings, Thomas’s play paints an unforgettable and imaginative word picture of life for over 60 inhabitants of Llareggub, a small welsh fishing village.

The classic play was commissioned by the BBC and broadcast after Thomas’s death to widespread acclaim. It has also been adapted into a conventional play which Second

Thoughts previously staged in 2008, directed by Ian McLean, who will be co-directing this production with Nic Walsh.

The show is on at The Bear Pit in Rother Street on Friday October 7 at 7.30pm, and at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday October 8.

Tickets cost £10 (£8 concessions) and can be booked at or by calling 0333 666 3366. Alternatively, they are available on the door an hour before each performance.

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