Owen Teale to Star in UK Tour of Dylan Thomas' UNDER MILK WOOD
GAME OF THRONES actor Owen Teale will star in director Terry Hands' new production of UNDER MILK WOOD, which will embark on an English tour, following its run at Clywd Theatr Cymru and a Welsh tour, at York Theatre Royal on Monday 21 April. The production marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth, as well as the 60th anniversary since UNDER MILK WOOD was first produced in Britain, as a radio play by the BBC, in 1954. A cast of Welsh actors also includes TORCHWOOD actor Kai Owen and Steven Meo (THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS).
Come to Llareggub, a small Welsh town by the sea. Meet blind Captain Cat, Mog Edwards and his sweetheart Miss Price, Sinbad Sailor, Dai Bread, Polly Garter, Nogood Boyo and Lord Cut Glass. Walk along Coronation Street, Cockle Row and Donkey Street, down to the little fishing harbour and back to Milk Wood. Dylan Thomas explores their lives, hopes and thoughts in the dreams of a night and the rhythm of a day.
Owen Teale won Best Actor Tony Award for his performance in A DOLLS HOUSE on Broadway and recently starred alongside Zoë Wanamaker in the West End production of PASSION PLAY by Peter Nichols. Other theatre credits include A DOLL'S HOUSE (West End/Broadway), CREDITORS (Donmar), IVANHOV (National Theatre), DANCE OF DEATH (West End) and MARY STUART and MACBETH (Theatre Clwyd).
For television Owen stars as series regular Ser Alliser in the HBO TV adaptation of GAME OF THRONES. Other credits include STELLA (SKY 1), BALLYKISSANGEL (BBC), TORCHWOOD (BBC) and MURPHEY's LAW (ITV). Film credits include THE CHERRY ORCHARD, LOVE ME FOREVER, KING ARTHUR and CONSPIRACY.
Terry Hands is an award-winning British stage director and producer, who founded the Liverpool Everyman Theatre in 1964. He became joint Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1978 with Trevor Nunn in 1978, and Chief Executive in 1986. In 1997 he became been director of Clwyd Theatr Cymru.
He has won numerous awards and accolades including the 1983 Laurence Olivier and the London Critics Circle Theatre Awards for Best Director for CYRANO DE BERGERAC. He was nominated for three Tony Awards in 1985 and in 1993 awarded both the London Evening Standard and the London Critics Circle Theatre Awards for Best Director for TAMBURLAIN THE GREAT.