Gareth Mitchell

What are we to make of the 1954 play for voices Under Milk Wood?

The name of Dylan Thomas’ fictional setting says it all: Llareggub (try writing that backwards). The piece is neither a drama nor a poem in the conventional sense. We consider Richard Burton its narrator, but that’s not the whole story.

This seminar is the result of Gareth Mitchell’s years of attempting to make sense of the piece for his radio students. Under Milk Wood is often considered a charming little play about an innocent Welsh village. Gareth will argue that underneath, is also something daring, erotic, and dark.

The CLCC Research Seminar will be delivered at the CLCC (in-person) and online simultaneously. Two ticket types are available: online (unlimited) and face-to-face (limited). Please register using the eventbrite link (below) and select whether participating online or in-person confirm your place.

NB. Should COVID-19 restrictions mean that face-to-face delivery of the seminar is not possible, the event will go ahead online only.