Dylan

Few people realize the special significance of the name of the ‘home’ of SLT as the Dylan Thomas Theatre.

In 1931, on leaving work at the South Wales Evening Post, Dylan decided to join his sister and become a member of SLT. He travelled on the Mumbles train to Mumbles where the society presented its plays in an old church hall in Southend.

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of his death, the society mounted a special exhibition illustrating the years he spent with the society.Much of the material was taken from our archives which provided amusing anecdotes, press cuttings and photographs never before published. With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, a permanent exhibition has been mounted in the theatre’s reception area.

All this material is included in a wonderful book, written by Heather Holt called Dylan, The Actor“. Copies are available from the theatre.

Also included on display is a complete set of Ceri Richard lithographs, illustrating characters from Dylan’s Under Milk Wood which Ceri completed at an SLT rehearsal, so the characters carry a semblance of the member. Also on show is a striking lithograph of Dylan’s poem, “Death Shall Have No Dominion”.

As Dylan’s daughter, the late Aeronwy Thomas Ellis stated 

” I have no doubt that this early acting experience with the company had tremendous influence on my father’s subsequent career”.

The Board of the Swansea Little Theatre are sorry to announce that due to the current situation with the coronavirus, it has decided to suspend all theatre activities until further notice.

 

The health and well-being of our volunteers, patrons and all who work with us is of paramount importance and this decision has not been taken lightly.

 

This means there will be no monthly Member’s Club nights and all performances have been postponed.  We will continue to monitor the situation and will follow government advice and guidance.

 

We will continue to update information on our website and via our Facebook page.  For all urgent enquires please email us at info@dylanthomastheatre.org.uk, or on our Facebook page @dylanthomastheatre