Thursday 23 August 2012 | By Miranda Cannibal
ED2012 Theatre Review: Dylan Thomas – Return Journey (Richard Jordan Productions Ltd)
Anthony Hopkins, the original director of this play, allows you to close your eyes and be transported into the world of Dylan Thomas on his last lecture tour en route to the White Horse Tavern. The show consists of poetry and monologue by Bob Kingdom, who gives a beautiful portrayal of Thomas, making you feel as if you are in the presence of the poet himself. The emotion he conveys is raw, gripping and beautifully dark reflecting the dying optimism and hope of Thomas as he struggles with alcoholism and depression, which can be as humorous as it is heart-breaking. It is this intimate setting and the smallest details from the use of lighting and Kingdom’s trainers which make this set perfectly polished. A feast for the ears.
Assembly Hall, 2-27 Aug, 2.40pm
tw rating 5/5 | [Miranda Cannibal]