Company: The Wales Theatre Company and Swansea Grand Theatre
Adapted from the short story by Dylan Thomas by Michael Bogdanov with music and lyrics by Jack Herrick
Dylan Thomas' childhood memory has become a firm favourite for generations of children in and beyond Wales. This adaptation, the climax of a year-long celebration of his life and works, is a new and evocative picture of Dylan’s early years, drawing on many of his short stories and broadcasts to create childhood wonderland of snowbound memory. Conceived for a cast of 10 actor/ musicians the production captures the wonder of a Christmas time of almost a century ago as seen through a child’s eyes as the older Dylan looks back in at his six year old self and asks ‘Did it really snow for twelve days and twelve nights?’
A Child's Christmas in Wales is a feast of Dylan Thomas's astonishing imagery, his humour, his humanity and his acute observation of human behaviour. The music and lyrics have been specially commissioned from one of Americas leading folk song writers. A joyous Christmas and Birthday treat for all the family.
“This is Welsh culture at its best.” Hannah Ellis Thomas, Dylan’s Granddaughter
For more information and song samples please visit the production page.
Monday’s performance is preceded by a free ‘Dance Short’ at 6.30pm, an opportunity to enjoy 10 minutes of brand new dance. Alex Marshall Parsons introduces ‘Gary and Pel’, the King and Queen of High School; the Mr and Mrs of Illogical and The Queer and Deluded of Home Life. An entertaining and fun-packed dance theatre duet suitable for all.
South Wales Evening Poste re-view.