Under Milk Wood
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Under Milk Wood
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Under Milk Wood London Reviews and Tickets

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Confusing, Clever, Engaging

A new production of Dylan Thomas’ tale of varied and fractious lives in a quiet Welsh village.

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Clever, Confusing, Engaging

See it if you're a fan of Sheen or Thomas and don't mind a play where things intermingle so much that you're not sure what's in-play dream vs. reality

Don't see it if you like straight-forward plots or hate having to keep track of who's who in a large cast hindered by confusing plot. Read more

Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out London
June 22nd, 2021

Michael Sheen is terrific in Dylan Thomas’s linguistic tour de force, which remains undimmed by the years.
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The London Evening Standard
June 25th, 2021

Occasionally, it’s very clear this was written for radio. But these are small complaints about a show so rich and moving, that puts Sheen, Johnson and Phillips on stage together.
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The Telegraph (UK)
June 25th, 2021

This stage version of the great Welsh ‘play for voices’ is a sensuous portrayal of care-home residents being swept up in memories.
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The Guardian (UK)
June 24th, 2021

But the drama as a whole – beyond the father and son dynamic of the framing device – remains emotionally distant as one vignette after another is delivered and feels a little wrung out as Thomas’s language loses some of its richness.
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The Times (UK)
June 24th, 2021

It’s a triumph, nothing less...There’s superb acting from a multitasking cast...Merle Hensel’s sets and costumes are a delight.
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The Arts Desk
June 24th, 2021

I'm not sure Under Milk Wood will ever resemble whatever it is that we mean by a proper play, but this wonderful actor [Michael Sheen] ensures every minute of the way that it is an experience.
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The Stage (UK)
June 24th, 2021

This production captures some of that magic; it contains instances of comedy and pathos but some of the world-building lacks clarity and, at times, it falls awkwardly between two stools, breaking its spell.
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London Theatre
June 24th, 2021

But once it kicks into gear, Turner’s production brilliantly communicates the wit of Under Milk Wood...
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