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Under Milk Wood

by Dylan Thomas
additional material by Siân Owen

16 June – 24 July 2021
Running Time: approx. 1 hour and 55 mins, no interval

5 star rating

It’s a triumph, nothing less. Sheen gives a performance you might be lucky enough to see once every couple of years.

The Times
4 star rating

New voices echo in Dylan Thomas’s lyrical masterpiece.

Daily Telegraph
5 star rating

An exemplary production that deserves and needs to be seen.

The Upcoming
4 star rating

Inspired and poignant.

Financial Times
4 star rating

This show is a showcase for veteran acting.

Sunday Times
4 star rating

Rich and moving. A triumphant reopening.

Evening Standard
4 star rating

Michael Sheen and Sian Phillips are pure poetry.

Daily Mail
4 star rating

To hear Michael Sheen deliver Under Milk Wood is nothing short of theatrically seminal.


Immortal words, brilliantly performed.

Time Out

Under Milk Wood

A community is sleeping. If you listen closely, you can hear their dreams.

The retired sea captain yearning for his lost love.
The landlady living in terror of her guests.
A father who can no longer access his memories.
A son in search of redemption.

As they awake to boiled eggs and the postman, the residents of a small Welsh village juggle old secrets and new realities.

Michael Sheen, Karl Johnson and Siân Phillips feature in the acting company breathing new life into Dylan Thomas’ poetic masterpiece. Lyndsey Turner directs.

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We're proud to be See It Safely approved by Official London Theatre, so you can feel confident and safe knowing that staff, artists and audiences are COVID-secure based on the latest government guidelines.

Here are some helpful points to remember when booking tickets and planning your visit:

  • Please note that tickets cannot be booked in person for this show and Day Tickets are not available. Friday Rush tickets are available closer to each performance and we suggest you check back regularly online for possible returns.
  • All performances of Under MIlk Wood will maintain socially distanced seating capacities in fixed clusters of singles, pairs or groups of 3-4 people.
  • You will be allocated one of four separate arrival groups, which is indicated when you select tickets: Group 1 is the earliest arrival time, with Group 4 being the closest to the start of the performance.
  • In advance of your visit, you will receive an email with your specific arrival time.
  • Up upntil 19 July, we ask that everyone over the age of 16 provide contact details for NHS Test & Trace on arrival.
  • Face coverings should be worn by everyone over the age of 11 unless you are exempt, or during moments when you are eating / drinking​.


Learn more about the ways we are welcoming audiences back safely


Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund


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The reopening of the Olivier theatre is generously supported by Areté Foundation / Betsy & Ed Cohen

Michael Sheen performs 'Do not go gentle into that good night' by Dylan Thomas

Michael Sheen performs 'Do not go gentle into that good night' for Dylan Thomas Day.

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Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£86, £66, £46, £36, £20
Friday & Saturday eves
£89, £69, £49, £39, £20
Previews 1 & 2
£68, £48, £38, £30, £20
All other Previews
£80, £60, £40, £30, £20

Access performances

Captioned performances, for deaf and hard of hearing
Saturday 10 July at 2pm
Thursday 22 July at 2pm

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Thursday 8 July at 2pm with pre-show Touch Tour at 12pm
Saturday 17 July at  2pm with pre-show Touch Tour at 12pm

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Production team

Under Milk Wood poster photography by Viktor Gårdsäter

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