Dylan Thomas would have been 100 years old on the 27th October 2014.
Over 2014 we enjoyed celebrating his centenary with people and organisations throughout Wales, the UK and the world, in person at the many events and connected locations as well as online in our Facebook and Twitter communities.
The year was packed with tributes and events as well as an educational programme that saw Dylan Thomas’ work enjoyed in schools.
You can still visit the dylanthomas100.org site that was used to showcase the year – a record of what was achieved by the partnership of organisations, events and people involved is in the evaluation of the year, (available to download March 2015)
UNDER MILK WOOD
Dylan Thomas’ play for voices continues to captivate global audiences. In 2014 the piece was performed in a range of very different venues from LA Theatre Works Los Angeles, The Poets Theatre Harvard and the 92Y in New York to theatres throughout the UK (Theatr Clwyd’s centenary tour) along with dozens of amateur dramatic productions across the world from Laugharne to Alaska.
There was a BBC production starring Sir Tom Jones and many others, a new film version starring Rhys Ifans shot on location in west Wales and also a Welsh language performances (Dan y Wenallt) by the cast of Pobl y Cwm.
2014 saw Under Milk Wood celebrated by many different people in many different ways – we saw this iconic piece immortalised by the Biscuit Poets club, recreated as a twitter exchange, re-imagined as an installation adventure that filled the streets of Laugharne, premiered in his piece Llareggub by composer Karl Jenkins and as an opera, staged by John Metcalf, to great critical acclaim.