Saturday 7th Cultural overload or what!
Afternoon: A game of rugby up on the playing fields above the town. Laugharne RFC v Lampeter RFC. A good game with some imaginative wide play by the boys from Laugharne. They did great in the line-outs and winger #14 was Olympian fast!
The final score, 24-36 points to the visitors was a disappointment as was the ref’s performance, he must have left all his yellow cards at home.
The evening saw us in the Community Centre for a performance of UNDER MILK WOOD by the Laugharne Players. One of my absolute favourite pieces of writing. My dear late Mother-in-Law introduced me to this play for voices some twenty years ago. It has shaped my love of Wales and a reason for us making a life down here.
The Laugharne Players brought wit and a great sense of timing to this enchanting work. A play ten years in the making and ‘premiered’ in NYC the year I was born. In May 1953 Thomas gave a solo reading of some of Under Milk Wood at the Poet’s Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts; with the the first stage performance of Under Milk Wood, at the Poetry Center, NY. http://www.dylanthomas.com/dylan/dylans-work/milk-wood-chronology/
'The amusing, poetic, and immensely popular Under Milk Wood is set in the village of Llareggub. The work has never been out of print since first publication in 1954 and it has been filmed at least four times. It would be difficult to estimate how often it has been performed on stage across the world, but think of a very big number and then double it.'
PhD Researcher, Swansea University writing in The Conversation November 2018