Tail of Two Dogs

Written by Emma Blundell
Staged Reading Directed by Bronwen Carr
The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
2nd November 2009

“Not a little bright, you kowtowing little cretin, bloody blazing is what you wanted! To shine out above them all, the North Star pointing the way forward.”

This is the fantasy of the mind of the fantasist and dreamer Dylan Thomas. It is a place of country born shadows, city rough arse-backwards dawn, chittering in the shadows and the half formed sounds of the Gower moonlight.

In his final days, Dylan looks back over his life and work and confronts his younger self, alive with promise and ambition. What has he become and what did he dream of? As Dylan relives the myriad twists and turns of a gloriously dysfunctional and rackety existence, we see the man behind the myth, a sober drunk, a valorous coward, a faithful philanderer and an unreliable but always devoted friend.

Cast: Alexander Vlahos, Phylip Harries, Lauren Phillips, Jordan Bernarde, Kristin Atherton, Matt Bates, Vern Griffiths


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Photograph: Huw Webber
Cast: Alexander Vlahos, Matthew Bates, Lauren Phillips, Phyl Harries,
Kristin Atherton, Vern Griffiths, Jordan Bernarde