Albany | Dylan Thomas: Return Journey
Perth Theatre Trust in association with Merrigong Theatre Company and Richard Jordan Productions present Dylan Thomas: Return Journey.
Original Direction: Anthony Hopkins
Cast: Bob Kingdom
Venue: Albany Entertainment Centre
Performance: Wednesday 9 September 2015, 7.30pm
Running time: 1 hr 20 mins (no interval)
Recommended for: Ages 10+
Tickets: $13.90 – $49.00 AEC Box Office 9844 5005 or www.ticketek.com.au
Perth Theatre Trust in association with Merrigong Theatre Company and Richard Jordan Productions presents:
Dylan Thomas: Return Journey
Original Direction by Anthony Hopkins
Starring Bob Kingdom as Dylan Thomas
More than 80,000 people worldwide have enjoyed Dylan Thomas: Return Journey, including sell out seasons at London’s Lyric Hammersmith, Off Broadway, Edinburgh and the British Library.
Heralded by critics as a “lyrical tour de force” (The Guardian), this is a chance for Great Southern audiences to experience Bob Kingdom’s “electrifying performance” (New York Times) as he brings Dylan Thomas’ last lecture tour to life in Anthony Hopkins’ celebrated directorial debut.
Playing a man who wrestled with the psychological conflict between creative talent and self-destructive impulse, Bob Kingdom’s remarkable portrayal of his bardic countryman is tangibly heartfelt and authentic; audiences have sworn it was the poet himself on stage.
Dylan Thomas was born in Wales in 1914 and died in New York in 1953 at the age of 39. Towards the end of his life he toured America performing his works before sell out audiences across the country.
Blending the stories and the poetry with incisive commentary on the nature of performing and the American touring circuit, the audience is taken through Wales past and present.
Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins’ subtle direction brings both performer and audience together in appreciation of the beauty, the humour, the passion and the wit of this writer.
One of the flagship events to celebrate the 2014 centenary of Dylan Thomas, Merrigong Theatre Company will now tour this stunning show around Australia in 2015 in association with London-based producing partner Richard Jordan Productions