All Saints’ College has scored a major coup after securing Olivier Award-winning actor Guy Masterson – the great-nephew of Richard Burton – as artist-in-residence this February.
As part of his residency, he will be doing a one-off solo performance of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood on February 26.
Using nothing but a wooden chair, dark glasses, apposite lighting and a haunting soundscape, Masterson performs the entire work himself – 69 characters featuring men, women and children.
Masterson is a British actor, director, producer and writer who spent time in Hollywood in the late ’80s before returning to the UK and becoming something of a legend at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Over 21 consecutive seasons, his company Theatre Tours International has become Edinburgh Fringe’s most highly-awarded and nominated independent theatre producer, which has included an Olivier Award for best entertainment.
Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas’ most famous and enduring work and has been translated into more than 50 languages.
Originally a 1954 radio drama starring Richard Burton, it was later adapted for the stage and explores the intimate dreams and innermost desires of the inhabitants of Llareggub, a small fictional sea-town in Wales.
7.00pm at All Saints' College Centre for Performing Arts, Ewing Avenue, Bull Creek, WA.