Under Milk Wood


Under Milk Wood

by Dylan Thomas

(adapted by Mick Greer)


May 17 & May 18 at 9.00 pm (21.00h)

Sunday matineé on May 19 at 4.00 pm (16.00h)




Welcome to the small town of Llareggub, lying in a valley under Milk Wood and populated by “harmless lunatics”, as Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) described them.

Arriving at night, “only your eyes are unclosed to see” the dreams of these people. After “the dawn inches up”, you’ll see them during their morning, “busy as bees”. However, quite soon “the sunny slow afternoon yawns through the dozy town” until, time passing, Llareggub becomes “the capital of dusk” and “the thin night darkens”. The people return to sleep, and their dreams. The cycle is complete.

So what’s it all about, then? Well, what’s any village, town or city about? It’s about the people who live there… and love. Love in all its different forms. Don’t bother looking for a plot, there isn’t one. There’s just a series of moments, impressions which come together to show that, in its own particular way, Llareggub is “head over bells in love”, and that ‘we’ Llareggub folk “are not wholly bad or good / Who live our lives under Milk Wood.”

It may or may not be relevant that ‘Llareggub’ is ‘bugger all’ backwards.


Readers: Andre Levy, David Personne, Jonathan Weightman, Mick Greer, Celia Williams, Paula Lobo Antunes, Valerie Braddell
Lights: Keith Esher Davis
Music: David Personne
Stage Management: Santina Polky

Adapted & Directed by Mick Greer
Asst. Director : Valerie Braddell

Venue: Rua da Estrela, 10, Lisbon

Showtimes: May 17 & May 18 at 9.00 pm (21.00h)

                   Sunday matineé on May 19 at 4.00 pm (16.00h)


Production postponed

We regret that the production of A Chorus of Disapproval has had to be postponed until later in the season due to illness, and are sorry to disappoint those of you who were looking forward to seeing it. We shall let you know new dates as soon as possible.

Our 2019/20 committee

Dear Members and supporters,

The new structure for the 2019/20 committee, elected at the AGM, is as follows:

Celia Williams
Colin Lee-Warden
David Personne
Jamie Darke
Paula Lobo Antunes
Peter Dawson
Stephen Bull
Suresh Nampuri
Tom Connell
Valerie Braddell
Vicky Shearn

Please do not hesitate to contact us. You can use lisplayers@gmail.com and you can visit our website (www.lisbonplayers.com.pt) or our facebook page (www.facebook.com/lisbonplayers).

A message to supporters of the Lisbon Players

Although we did update members at the AGM of 2018, we have not posted any news about Estrela Hall on the website since the sale of the Estrela Site.

Given the slowness with which legal, planning, and political decision making often functions in Portugal, in concrete terms, the position remains largely unchanged.

The involvement of the Embassy is now a closed chapter in history. We continue to have cordial relations with them, and hope to maintain and develop our relations with the Embassy and British Council.

There have been further talks with the buyer of the site, we continue to listen to legal advice, and maintain ongoing contact with local government.

Some of these discussions have been discouraging, others encouraging, but no decisions regarding the future of the site have, as yet, been announced. As we prepare to report to members at our 2019 AGM we remain alert to any developments, however quickly or slowly they may unfold.

We are delighted to be able to say that, thanks to the enduring support and encouragement of our patrons, our artistic activities continue unabated, and in fact 2018-2019 is turning out to be one of our busiest and best received seasons ever.

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