An exquisite production of Dylan Thomas’ play, this young company demonstrate the strength of theatre by allowing the beauty of words to shine through. Thomas’ lyricism is clearly and dynamically presented, working particularly well in the round thanks to the skill of director Nic Lloyd.
Using only one prop and specifically timed staging, the world of Llareggub is brought to life. Because of the nature of this play it is extremely important that the words are spoken clearly: through the voices of this ensemble, the words and sounds of the piece become palpably alive, flowing effortlessly around us. The various characters are very clear with such a strong and capable ensemble - all of the young actors are given an opportunity to demonstrate their skill which they do with an ability well beyond their years, powerfully engaging the storytelling on and around the stage.
The musicality of the language and the choreography of the movement on stage work together beautifully, with some particularly evocative chorus sections. This is a production that truly allows the poetic genius of Thomas’ language and storytelling to take centre stage and should not be missed.
Times: 14-17 August, 3:50pm