Tom Jones, Michael Sheen, Aneurin Barnard adn Iwan Rheon to star in BBC adaptation of Under Milk Wood
Sir Tom Jones, Michael Sheen and Katherine Jenkins are among the Welsh stars that will take part in a one-off performance of Under Milk Wood.
BBC Wales is putting on a production of the famous “play for voices” from Welsh playwright Dylan Thomas, to mark the 60th anniversary of the first BBC radio broadcast of the play in 1954.
BBC One Wales will air the performance in early May, while the rest of the UK will be able to access it via BBC iPlayer.
Matthew Rhys, Griff Rhys Jones, Aneurin Barnard, Ioan Gruffudd, Charlotte Church and Eve Myles are also part of the cast.
Tom Ellis, Iwan Rheon, Kimberley Nixon and Aimee-Ffion Edwards will also play their part in the celebratory performance. Katherine Jenkins said: “It was wonderful to be involved in a project celebrating such a great Welshman. It’s also been such a joy to collaborate with so many other welsh artists whom I respect and admire. I hope the results are a fitting tribute.”
Meanwhile, executive producer Bethan Jones said: “It’s been an enormous privilege to work with such an extraordinary ensemble of Welsh talent for this unique presentation of Dylan Thomas’ play, and an amazing experience to witness how this familiar text feels fresh and alive when read with truth and simplicity by this wonderful cast.
The stars will take part from various locations across the world, including Laugharne and New York City.
Under Milk Wood was written over a 10 year period in Laugharne and in New York, where it had its first performance in 1953.