About the play

Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas’s unique vision of human experience hammered out of the small Welsh seaside town of Llareggub (Llareggub is”bugger all” spelt backwards). Beautifully surreal, darkly comic and bawdy it is replete with characters who are romantic, earthy, mad, parochial and easily recognisable to all.

In this exciting new production from Blood in the Alley, Geoff Gould directs an all-male ensemble presenting a fast-paced, minimalist, comic interpretation of the myriad of colourful characters than inherit the village.

They include Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard, relentlessly nagging her two dead husbands; Captain Cat, reliving his seafaring times; Organ Morgan, obsessed with his music; and Polly Garter, pining for her dead lover.

This experienced company promise eighty minutes of the surreal and the magic.

Rowan FinkenRowan Finken
Rowan is originally from West Cork and trained at Bow Street Academy of Screen Acting. Previous Blood in the Alley productions: The Lonesome West (Cork & Dublin), Under Milk Wood (West Cork Fit-up Theatre Festival 2014). Other theatre credits include The Breakfast Club (Daybreaker), Serious Money, Bent, The Disappearing Dogs, Marcus, The Lonesome West and The Good Pro (UCC Drama). Film and Television credits include Love and Friendship, Monday Night on Friday Hill (Short).

Denis Foley -Denis Foley
Denis trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Originally from County Cork, he has worked extensively throughout Ireland and the UK in major theatres such as Dublin’s Gate and Olympia Theatre, London’s Duke of York’s, Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre and as far afield as Shanghai’s Ke Arts Centre. Among his theatre credits are: The Lonesome West, This Ebony Bird, I Keano, Stones in His Pockets, Buck Jones and The Bodysnatchers, After Luke and When I was God. Film and Television credits include Neverland, Single Handed, The Clinic, Raw, Rough Diamond and Pure Mule.

Martin LuceyMartin Lucey
Martin trained at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Among his theatre credits are: The Lonesome West, (Cork & Dublin), This Ebony Bird (Irish Tour); Tricky (London), Frank Pig Says Hello (Granary); Big Maggie, Stone Mad, The Playboy of the Western World, When I was God, Faustus, Rashomon, Home is the Hero (Everyman Palace); There are Little Kingdoms (Meridian); In the Shadow of the Glen (Pentameters London); Making History (Ouraboros; Irish and European Tour). Film and Television credits include Shem the Penman Sings Again (dir. Paudraig Trehy); Jimmy’s Hall (dir. Ken Loach);Standing Up (dir. Gary Wade); The Runway (dir. Ian Power); My Brothers (dir. Paul Frazer); The Wind that Shakes the Barley (dir. Ken Loach); Parked (dir. Darragh Byrne); Sensation (dir. Tom Hall); Val Falvey TD (dir. PJ Dillion);Whistleblower (dir. Dermot Boyd); Prosperity (dir. Lenny Abrahamson); Damage (dir. Aisling Walsh).

Under Milk Wood
Monday 5th – Saturday 9th April 2016 at 8pm
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