“A wonderful dramatic work”

March 5, 2024
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On Friday 1st March and Monday 4th March, I was fortunate enough to have my dramatic work on the life and works of Dylan Thomas, For As Long As Forever Is, performed at two different venues.

Friday saw us at Narberth Museum, performed as part of the museum’s season of Dylan related events. I have been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to have curated an art exhibition there showing the works of Seimon Pugh Jones and organise the series of events in conjunction with that.

Monday saw us performing in Tenby as part of the town’s St David’s Day Festival.

I am happy to report that both events went really well.

Award winning poet and dramatist Peter Thabit Jones, author of several works on Dylan, attended the Friday night show and said that it was “A wonderful dramatic work…You thread the life of Dylan beautifully, from child to that final and fatal tour. I was fully engaged from start to finish.”

Before going freelance, I was never comfortable being in front of people, delivering public speeches, even though it was part of my job. Since the liberation of freelance work, I now really enjoy it and these performances gave me the opportunity to recite some of my favourite poems by Dylan.

I am grateful to the other performers – Andrew Davies (as narrator), Jayne King, Harry Gardiner, Emma Lewis and Sharon Thompson – for bringing my and Dylan’s words so wonderfully to life.