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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 40 mins with no interval

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.

We can’t wait to welcome you back for live performances

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.
  • Seating in the Olivier theatre will be physically distanced throughout the run of Under Milk Wood.
  • Tickets will be available for households and support bubbles to buy in singles, pairs or groups of 3 or 4 people. 
  • Seats in our theatres have been allocated four separate arrival times - these staggered arrival times help keep you safe during your visit.
  • In advance of your visit, you will receive an email with your specific arrival time.
  • To be admitted to the building, everyone over 16 years old will need to provide contact details for NHS Test & Trace on arrival.


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

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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

Be Amazing. When booking please consider adding a donation of 5% of the cost of your tickets to help the National Theatre recover from the impact of closure and to celebrate the brilliant people who sit at the heart of everything we do. We need each other

Pre-show drinks and snacks menu

We ask that you order refreshments in advance so our team can make them available to you on arrival.

After adding tickets to your basket, you will have the option to choose from the below menu, for pre-show drinks and snacks.

Wines, Beers & Spirits
Prosecco 125ml – £8.50
White Wine 175ml – £6.50
Red Wine 175ml – £6.50
Lager 330ml – £5.50
Pale Ale 330ml – £5.50
Gin & Tonic – £6.50

Soft Drinks
Still Water 500ml – £2.50
Sparkling Water 500ml – £2.50
Coca Cola 200ml – £2.50
Diet Coke 200ml – £2.50

Salted Nuts – £2.50
Cadbury Twirl Bites – £3

16-25 tickets

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Young people taking part in a NT youth workshop


Production team

Under Milk Wood poster photography by Viktor Gårdsäter

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