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3 May 2014 - 5 May 2014

Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited

National Theatre Wales in collaboration with BBC Cymru Wales

Created by Marc Rees and Jon Tregenna

A re-imagining of the world of Under Milk Wood including a live/broadcast event in collaboration with BBC Cymru Wales. This live theatre experience will take us on a journey through Laugharne - the place that inspired Under Milk Wood, and 'the strangest town in Wales' according to Dylan Thomas himself.

On foot, we will explore hidden and transformed spaces as we find Thomas's characters re-imagined on screen by some of Wales's most extraordinary and well-loved performers. As we go on our trail through the town, local townsfolk introduce us to the actions, habits and secrets that make today's Laugharne as curious and unique a place as it was when Thomas called it home.

Join us on this live performance adventure in this most inimitable of places.

Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited is now sold out, but text "NTW RawMaterial" to 61211 and be the first to know if more tickets become available.
You text will be charged at your standard network rate.

“a reminder that art at its best is impressionistic, imagistic, transitory”
“almost a match for the original”
“an unqualified success”



Didn’t get tickets to see Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited this weekend?

Don’t panic! There are plenty of other ways you can watch the event, alongside BBC Cymru Wales' Under Milk Wood.

ON TELEVISION: Watch Under Milk Wood on BBC One Wales, on Monday May 5, 7pm

ON IPLAYER: catch up with Under Milk Wood again on iPlayer shortly after transmission (available for 7 days)

ON NATIONAL THEATRE WALES’ WEBSITE: Follow the audience of Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited on their journey through Laugharne, broadcast online at on Monday 5 May at 8pm

Raw Material: Prep

Audience Information

Welcome to NTW check-in for Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited. Please take a few moments to familiarise yourself with vital production information that will make your experience more comfortable.

We look forward to your arrival in Laugharne - see you there!


The show will start at 11am on each date and lasts approximately two hours and 45 minutes.

Please make your way to the Tin Shed on Clifton Street for 10:30am.

Tin Shed Experience
Clifton St
Laugharne, Carmarthenshire
SA33 4QG

You will be going on a journey through Laugharne on foot. Please be aware that this means walking and standing for a lot of the show, and that the route includes steps, stiles and a walk through a field.

Please make sure you come prepared to be outdoors, as the production will take place rain or shine - sturdy walking boots or wellies are a must, as are coats and/or waterproofs, sunscreen and bottled water.

Unfortunately, not all routes are accessible by wheelchair or suitable for pushchairs, but all locations can be reached. We will provide guidance on a more accessible route. Please see below for specific access information.

Please note that Raw Material: Llarregub Revisited is an unique collaboration between National Theatre Wales and the BBC and that ­both NTW and the BBC intend to film and record the entire event for their separate purposes. By accepting and presenting your ticket for admission and attending the event or any part of it, you shall be deemed to have given all necessary consents to NTW, the BBC and others making audio-visual recordings of the event and of your attendance at the event and to the use of such recordings in all media worldwide without limitation.

As the show is now sold out, if you are unable to attend the performance for any reason, please contact our box office on 029 2063 6464 to release your tickets.


For more information on access, including if you would prefer a more accessible and less challenging route, please contact Rhian can discuss your requirements and ensure the Front of House team are aware of your needs. Please also ensure you make yourself known to the box office on arrival.


There will be a food festival happening in Laugharne across the weekend, with a variety of foods on offer. Get to know Laugharne food, drink and hotels:
Start your adventure now! Text DYLAN to 61211


You will need to arrive at the Tin Shed for 10.30am, so please plan your travel in advance and arrive in plenty of time. Public transport is limited on Bank Holiday Monday, however the following resources will help make your journey to Laugharne easier across the weekend.

by bus
The Greyhound bus service runs up to 16 buses a day from Cardiff Bus Station to Swansea Bus Station. Full details and booking at

More information on local buses and bus times can be found at:

Plan your journey with First bus journey planner mobile phone app for iPhone and android:

by train
Train services run from Cardiff Central on through to Carmarthen, serving all stations through Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend and onwards. For train times and listings, visit

Plan your journey with First bus journey planner mobile phone app for iPhone and android:

by car
Please be aware parking is restricted at Laugharne.

Head westbound on the M4, continuing until the very end. At the roundabout at the end of the M4, take the first exit to the A48. At the roundabout at Carmarthen, take the second exit on to the A40 for St Clears. Come off the A40 at St Clears and take the A4066 to Laugharne.

lift share
Please visit our Community group for more information on lift shares to Laugharne.

Parking / Park and Ride

Parking is restricted in Laugharne. There will be a Park and Ride service available from two locations across the weekend.

Laugharne RFC playing fields:
Woodford Playing Fields
Stoneway Rd
SA33 4SE

St Clears Car park
Pentre Road
St. Clears
SA33 4AF

Parking at Laugharne RFC is free, and it is possible to walk to the Tin Shed from this location.

St Clears is a 10 minute bus ride to Laugharne & is a pay and display car park with the following charges:

Monday to Saturday, 0800 - 1800
£1 for up to 4 hours and £1.50 for all day parking

Sunday, All day

The park and ride buses pick up & return to the bus stop on Pentre Road, situated directly by the entrance to the car park.The free shuttle bus service from both locations will drop off/pick up at Grist Car Park, Laugharne, SA33 4SS.

Buses will be in operation:

Sat 3rd:
0830 - 1200 approx. / 1400 - 1700 approx. / 1900 - 2230 approx.
Sun 4th:
0830 - 1200 approx. / 1400 - 1700 approx. / 1900 - 2230 approx.
Mon 5th:
0830 - 1200 approx. / 1400 - 1900 approx.

BBC / NTW cannot accept responsibility for any theft or damage to vehicles at the car parks - vehicles are parked at owners own risk.
BBC / NTW will be supplying security at both car parks to assist with parking and any queries on arrival

What to Expect

  • The show will start at 11am on each date and last approximately two and a half hours. Please note we will email more details concerning meeting point and other audience information a couple of days before the performance. Look out for the information in your inbox.
  • You will be going on a journey through Laugharne. Please be aware that this means walking and standing for a lot of the show and that the route includes steps and stiles.
  • Unfortunately not all locations on the route are accessible by wheelchair or suitable for pushchairs. The creative team have created an alternative accessible route.
  • To discuss your specific access requirements please email
  • Please bring suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor weather and all terrain.
  • If you have booked any tickets that you’re unable to use, please let us know by calling the WMC on 02920 636464, so that someone else can enjoy the show.


Latitude and Longitude: 
51.769203, -4.464252

Creative Team



Sound Designer


Simon Clode

Louis Pearson Owen, Rosie
Stella Green, Jon Tregenna

John Bonham Carter

Giles Parbery

Clive Williams

Sandra Blue

David Abra, John Cox,
Matt Gibson, Stuart
John, Al McLeod, Felix
Otaola, Kieran Owen,
Clive Williams


Warren Orchard

Bryce Davies, Simon Dark

Judith Rees &
Laugharne School

Sean Connell

Annie Hardy

Stuart John

Broadcast Footage courtesy
of BBC Cymru Wales


Mike Voyce - Russell Gomer
Roy Ebsworth-Williams - Charles Dale

Maggie James
Annie Hardy
Jean Gunther
Roz Paskin
Susan Darke
Ann Watts
Ann Brown
Sian Bradshaw
John Bradshaw
Dave Gunther
Richard Griffith
Jeff Watts
Conway Davies
Adrian Nichols
Richard Hagin
Mary Hughes

Jonathan Pryce
Katherine Jenkins
Robert Pugh
Aneurin Barnard
Kimberley Nixon
Sharon Morgan
Mark Lewis Jones
Owen Teale
Iwan Rheon
Tom Rhys Harries
Karl Johnson
Bryn Terfel
Sian Thomas
Di Botcher
Charlotte Church
Tom Ellis
Aneirin Hughes
Richard Harrington
Nia Roberts
Craig Roberts
Michael Sheen
Ioan Gruffudd
Matthew Rhys
Eve Myles
Siân Phillips
Alexandra Roach
Sir Tom Jones

The Dylan Weekends

Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited will take place during the first of three Dylan Weekend Festivals taking place in Laugharne during 2014. More information on these can be found here.

This first festival will be devoted to poetry and theatre. Acts appearing will include Sir Peter Blake, John Cooper Clarke, Simon Armitage, Jackie Kay, Wendy Cope, Murray Lachlan Young, Jah Wobble, Don Patterson, Owen Sheers, Gwyneth Lewis, John Bramwell and Robin Williamson.

There will also be plays, discussions and films centring on the life and work of Dylan Thomas.

That weekend, the BBC will also be broadcasting a radio festival from the grounds of Laugharne Castle. This will consist of a mixture of live and advance recordings of shows that will go out on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru.

Weekend tickets cost £75 and can be booked through the website.

To win a pair of Weekend tickets answer the following question and send your answer to

Which British musician composed a jazz suite based on Under Milk Wood?

Winners will be notified by e-mail

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