Under Milk Wood (Dramatised)

  • by Dylan Thomas
  • Narrated by Richard Burton
  • 1 hrs and 27 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Richard Burton’s voice has been digitally remastered and seamlessly mixed with an all-Welsh cast to create a magical, fresh visit to the unique but universally recognisable world of Llareggub.
Richard Burton’s inimitable narration as the Narrator in the BBC’s 1963 recording of Under Milk Wood was hugely acclaimed. In this 2003 production, the famous radio play has been given a fresh lease of life. Burton’s unforgettable performance joins a celebrated all-Welsh cast in a highly acclaimed dramatisation of this classic ‘play for voices’.
Touching, eerie and very funny, the play tells the story of a day in the life of the inhabitants of a small Welsh seaside town, their dreams and routines, their loves and regrets, their hopes and fears. With characters and phrases that have entered common parlance, the play opens with ‘To begin at the beginning’ and features such much-loved characters as No Good Boyo, Lilly Smalls, Polly Garter, Organ Morgan, and Captain Cat. Among the all-Welsh cast are Siân Phillips, Matthew Rhys and Glyn Houston, as well as a special guest appearance by John Humphrys. With an entrancing new musical score by John Hardy, this production is set to become the classic version of a spellbinding play.


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Burton and Thomas combined

Would you listen to Under Milk Wood (Dramatised) again? Why?

I have listened to it twice and will return to it many times. Burton's voice is wonderful and both times I've found more in the story. Thomas is a very good storyteller and this story is full of humorous details of life in a small community.

What other book might you compare Under Milk Wood (Dramatised) to, and why?

I'm not certain as I've not listened to other dramatized versions of books.

Have you listened to any of Richard Burton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Richard Burton could read the telephone directory and I would enjoy listening to him. He had a voice that was magical and this one doesn't disappoint.

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- Rachel

just fabulous!

A beautifully graphic poem, which takes you on a journey through evedyday life; in a seaside town....or any town!
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- E.V.T

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited