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A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs by Dylan Thomas

Award-winning Ballet Cymru’s newest production A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs by Dylan Thomas will be narrated by Welsh icon Cerys Matthews with performances at The Riverfront in Newport, at Sadler’s Wells in London and a UK tour in Autumn 2018. Cerys will be reciting the poems live for the performances in Newport, London and Bangor. 15 Oct 2018

A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs by Dylan Thomas
Sian Trenberth Photography

Ballet Cymru presents a timeless interpretation of the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas In Wales with music by Mason Neely and Wales’ own icon, Cerys Matthews. Step into the imagination of a genius and follow us on a journey through snow, cats and melancholy.

Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and Amy Doughty, and evocative, eloquent costumes, Ballet Cymru bring to life this masterpiece using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.

Poems by Dylan Thomas © The Trustees for the Copyrights of the Dylan Thomas Estate

Music and arrangements by Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely from the album Dylan Thomas - A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs. www.cerysmatthews.co.uk © Cerys Matthews

Ballet Cymru, nominated Best Independent Company 2017 by the Critics’ Circle UK National Dance Awards, and winners of the Best Dance Production 2017 at the Wales Theatre Awards, present a sparkling and refreshing ballet.


Engaging, imaginative ballet adaptations’
Anna Winter, The Stage
(Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little Pigs 2016)

‘These young dancers created a taut, committed atmosphere on stage, and the audience, comprised of every age group from 5 to 95, were gripped from start to finish.
Ballet Cymru, I salute you!’
Amanda Jennings, Dance Europe
‘Not too short, and not too long, the evening was a complete delight from start to finish’
Jonathan Gray, Dancing Times


A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs by Dylan Thomas is a co-production between Ballet Cymru and The Riverfront Theatre.

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