Getting Over Milk Wood (1 star)

This article is from 2010.

Getting Over Milk Wood

Things go from the sub-standard to the ridiculous

This modern reinvention of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood is trying so hard to be ever so clever that it ends up making little sense at all. The attempts at modernisation and characterisation are heavy handed, cast members frequently fluff their lines, and things go from the sub-standard to the ridiculous when we're introduced to sock-puppet worms that speak with the voices of the dead.

Diverse Attractions, 225 8961, until 28 Aug, 9.15pm, £7 (£5).

Getting Over Milk Wood

  • 1 star

A gently irreverent updating of Dylan Thomas's classic tale of the curious dreams and humorous lives of the residents of a mythical, everyday Welsh village. Three generations on we encounter anew an array of endearingly unusual and sympathetic caricatures, now with fantasies, fears and humdrum lives blending timeless…

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