A Likely Lad comes to Torrington
By tinap | Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 09:35
Rodney Bewes, star of the hit 70's comedy, The Likely Lads, will be bring his one-man show 'As a Boy Growing up' to the The Plough in Torrington this month.
Rodney Bewes is bringing his one man show to Torrington
Although he will always be associated with the popular TV series, there's a lot more to Rodney Bewes than The Likely Lads.The actor – who lives part of the year in Cornwall – is well known for his one-
man shows, including Three Men And A Boat and Diary Of A Nobody.
From now until April, he takes a new one on the road – A Boy Growing Up, a series of amusing tales by Dylan Thomas.
Rodney says, "On Sunday 14th February 1954 I went to a memorial recital for Dylan Thomas at the Royal Festival Hall and heard Michael Horden recite 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Goodnight'. I was 15 years old. I waited at the stagedoor to get Horden's autograph. On the same bill C.Day Lewis, Sybil Thorndike and Peggy Ashcroft. Christopher Hassell read 'And Death Shall Have No Dominion' and the Welsh actor and playwright Emlyn Williams read from the short story 'Just Like Little Dogs'.
Later in the 50's, Emlyn Williams put together a show of Dylan Thomas'
short stories which I saw many times at the Globe Theatre in London. It was a triumph in New York and a smash in San Franscisco. The show was called 'A Boy Growing Up', I can't think of a better title."
Come and join the inimitable Rodney at The Plough for a special theatrical treat.
The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington
Friday 22 March 8pm
Box Office: 01805 624624