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

A brand new ballet by award-winning Welsh Dance Company Ballet Cymru, narrated by Cerys Matthews.

Cerys Matthews is appearing live with the company at The Riverfront, Newport, Sadler’s Wells, London and Pontio Bangor.

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 timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.

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.


Poems, and ‘A Child’s Christmas’ by Dylan Thomas
© The Trustees for the Copyrights of the Dylan Thomas Estate

Music and arrangement 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

Choreography, costume, set and video projection by Darius James and Amy Doughty

Lighting Design Chris Illingworth

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

Accessible performance at The Riverfront, Newport.

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