An enfolding, haunting and at times unsettling experience that glimpses a golden era that may never have existed.

A Play for Voices written by Dylan Thomas
Performed with the permission of the Trustees for the Copyright of Dylan Thomas
Directed by Elayce Ismail
Cast: Christina Berriman Dawson & David Kirkbride


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

Sit back, settle in and prepare to be immersed in the dreams, disappointments and desires of the inhabitants of the small Welsh fishing village of Llareggub (‘bugger all’ backwards).

Captain Cat, the old blind sea captain who dreams of his drowned shipmates; Myfanwy Price, the sweetshop-keeper lusting after Mog Edwards; Organ Morgan, obsessed with his music; postman Willy Nilly who reads his neighbours’ letters; and Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard, relentlessly nagging her two dead husbands.

Originally written as a radio drama by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and later made into a film starring Richard Burton with Elizabeth Taylor and Peter O'Toole, Northern Stage’s Under Milk Wood is a contemporary, technological twist on a classic text. 

An enfolding, haunting and at times unsettling experience, this 'play for voices' invites you into a world of surreal characters, to reveal the darkness and the beauty of human nature.


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Cast and Creative Team

Christina Berriman Dawson David Kirkbride
Christina Berriman David Kirkbride

Creative Team

Director - Elayce Ismail
Writer - Dylan Thomas
Designer - Jen McGinley
Lighting Designer - Andy Purves
Sound Designer & Composer - Richard Hammarton
Film Maker - Kris Deedigan

Stage Management

Company Manager - Colin Holman
Stage Manager - Eleanor Pappworth


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Access 

BSL Signed Performance logo BSL signed performance Thu 15 Nov, 7.45pm
Captioned Performance logo Captioned performance Sat 17 Nov, 2.30pm

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.