Under Milk Wood Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood."

Set in the fictitious fishing village of Llareggub, this twenty four hour peek into the lives and loves of the likes of Captain Cat, Polly Garter and Willy Nilly has enthralled  audiences over the years with its canvas of nonsense gossip, feuds, affairs, fights, frauds and practical jokes.

Dylan Thomas' beautiful, bawdy, affectionate, reckless and deeply original play pulses with the vitality and relish of real life characters re-living their dreams and desires. Come closer now, and enter the world of Under Milk Wood.

"It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobbled streets silent and the hunched courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishing boat-bobbing sea."


Using Thomas’ delightful descriptions, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School students have turned this feast for the ears into a hearty beano for the eyes.

Robin Markell, BBC