The first production of National Theatre Wales’ fourth year will be a site-specific re-imagining of Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood.

Raw Materials

Marc Rees (L) and Jon Tregenna At Dylan Thomas’ Writing Shed

The production features theatrical installations across the town of Laugharne, which sits on an estuary in Carmarthenshire, west Wales, and pre-recorded performances from some of Wales’ best-known actors and singers.

Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited, created by artist Marc Rees and writer Jon Tregenna, will take its audience on a journey through the underbelly of Laugharne – the place which inspired Under Milk Wood, and ‘the strangest town in Wales’ according to Dylan Thomas himself, who lived there between 1949 and his death in 1953.

In three live events across the early May bank holiday, during the annual three-day Laugharne Festival, live performance, music and installation will introduce the audience to the actions, habits and secrets that make today’s Laugharne ‘as curious and unique a place as it was when Thomas called it home.’