Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
August, 1994

Richard Burton's nephew, Guy Masterson, performs Dylan Thomas in a pair of pyjamas, solo. From an over-stately beginning, he builds a performance of gentle and humorous assurance, most at ease when presenting the village's numerous characters. Audience rapport creeps up unexpectedly, and by the end Masterson has persuaded you that Thomas's play is better suited to solo performance than to a grander staging.

Written for The Independent.

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