Under Milk Wood

By Dylan Thomas, Performed by Dylan Thomas and Cast

Dylan Thomas’ fantastic reading of ‘Under Milk Wood’ performed by Dylan Thomas and a remarkable cast available for the first time on CD.

Under Milk Wood was originally a radio play and later a stage play and film which was written and delivered to the BBC in 1953.
Dylan Thomas wrote this as a radio play for voices and this is the only recording ever made with Thomas in the cast. Under Milk Wood is a play full of humour, a joyful sense of the goodness of life and love, and a strong Welsh flavour. It is an impression of a spring day in the lives of the people of Llareggub, a welsh village situated under Milk Wood. It has no plot, but a wealth of characters who dream aloud and where their innermost thoughts and dreams are laid bare to us.

Format: CD-Audio
Release Date: 01 Jul 2008
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-728576-1
On the 9th September 1953 Dylan Thomas delivered a full draft of Under Milk Wood to the BBC as he left for a tour of America.For the fisrt time the play was recorded by the BBC in 1954 with a distinguished all-Welsh cast and was first broadcasted two months after his death on the 25th January 1954. Dylan Thomas is reported to have commented that Under Milk Wood was developed in response to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, as a way of reasserting the evidence of beauty in the world.