Resurrecting Dylan Thomas

Resurrecting_DylanBob Kingdom’s new one-man show is less interested in the poet’s infamous drinking bouts than his work as a painstaking wordsmith.

Bob Kingdom was just a boy when he discovered the works of Dylan Thomas. Many years later, when he came to put together Dylan Thomas: Return Journey, Kingdom drew inspiration from his early experience to create a one-man show with the great Welsh poet and writer’s extraordinary voice front and centre.

My first encounter wasn’t through the printed page but hearing that voice on the radio, and being amazed by its clarity, presence, and drama,” says Kingdom, reached at his London home. “He was reading ‘A Visit to America’. I asked my mother who it was and she said, ‘You’re not to listen to him, he’s an old boozer.’ So he became irresistible from then on.”

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