Bedazzled: A Welshman in New York

Bedazzled: A Welshman in new york

About the Production

Bedazzled is a celebration of the special relationship Dylan Thomas had with the United States, New York in particular, and the enduring influence of his life and work on both sides of the Atlantic. In a series of events 're-imaging' his favourite watering hole The White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village, audience members are invited to join Dylan for a drink and be transported back to the heady bohemian world of New York in the early 1950s where Thomas' charisma and dramatic and lyrical use of language left all around him spellbound.

Conceived by artistic director David Drake, writer Ben Gwalchmai and composer John Rea, an evening of immersive theatre, moving image and sound will provide audiences around the world with a glimpse into Dylan Thomas' life in New York and the surrounding cultural milieu.


Ceri MurphyCelebrity Thomas
Ben GwalchmaiWelsh Thomas/EE cummings
Arthur HughesSolitary Thomas/Allen Ginsberg
Catriona JamesMaya Deren/Djuna Barnes
Rhys DowningWilliam Burroughs/Barman
John NortonDaniel Jones


David DrakeArtistic Director
Ben GwalchmaiWriter/ Actor
John ReaComposer/Sound Design
Anne SiegelDigital Producer
Laura SorvalaIllustrator/Designer
Huw Talfryn WaltersCinematography
John NortonProduction Consultant
Dave ShepherdWeb Developer
Rhys MeyrickSet Designer
Chantal Lee-HarrisonProduction Manager
Felix OtaolaAudio Visual Technician
Dewi JonesLighting Designer

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