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Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited

Explore the stories of Dylan Thomas's hometown in this interactive online play.

This online experience takes you on a journey through Laugharne – the place that inspired Under Milk Wood, and 'the strangest town in Wales', according to Dylan Thomas.

Each year the Laugharne Players re-enact Thomas’s famous play. But often their daily lives are as extraordinary as any of its tales. And if you ask them about the past, they’ll tell you stories of murder, madness and mayhem.

This digital experience is based on Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited, a production created by National Theatre Wales and BBC Cymru Wales to celebrate Dylan Thomas’ centenary in 2014.

It featured theatrical installations across the town of Laugharne, and performances from some of Wales’s best-known actors and singers, including Michael Sheen, Katherine Jenkins and Charlotte Church.

Take an online journey through the town that inspired Under Milk Wood

About this Artist

This project was funded by Arts Council Wales and The Space, and is based on a production created by BBC Cymru Wales and National Theatre Wales. The online concept was developed by the Raw Material Creative Team with Play Nicely, and delivered by Play Nicely.

Jon Tregenna is a writer whose work includes the 2014 BBC ebook Dylan Thomas: The Road To Milk Wood, an essay in Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration, an accompanying book to Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s Tir Sir Gâr, and the novel No-one Ever Grew Up Wanting To Be A Car Salesman. He now lives in Laugharne, and is the creator of the Laugharne Lines website, which reveals some of the curious history of the town.

Marc Rees is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes Tir Sir Gâr, made in collaboration with writer Roger Williams for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru,  En Residencia, commissioned by Teatro de la Laboral, For Mountain, Sand & Sea, commissioned by National Theatre Wales, and Adain Avion, which was selected as Wales's flagship project for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and London Festival 2012.

National Theatre Wales is an innovative theatre company based in Cardiff. Since it was founded in 2009 it has staged productions everywhere from forests and beaches to nightclubs and aircraft hangars. NTW collaborates with artists, audiences, communities and companies to create theatre in the English language, rooted in Wales, with an international reach.

Project Partners

BBC CYMRU Wales Arts Council Wales National Theatre Wales