DARK MONDAY: „A Child’s Christmas In Wales“ by Dylan Thomas
„A Child’s Christmas In Wales“ by the Welsh national poet Dylan Thomas, is one of his most popular works. It was originally a piece that he wrote for radio, recorded by Thomas himself in 1952. The story is an anecdotal retelling of a Christmas from the view of a young child and a romanticized version of Christmases past, portraying a nostalgic and simpler time.
The Welsh poet and writer enjoyed performing his texts himself and his public readings won him great acclaim; his sonorous voice with a subtle Welsh lilt became nearly as famous as his works. Dylan Thomas’ recording of „A Child’s Christmas In Wales“ is credited with, single handedly, launching the Audio Book industry in the USA; where he was enormously popular.
„A Child’s Christmas In Wales“ will be authentically presented by the Welsh actor and singer Derrick Jenkins; musically framed by Florian Eisentraut at the piano. Together, the two create a serene, mythical atmosphere and convey the intimate simplicity and magic of Celtic songs. As befits glorified childhood memories, there’s a fair amount of snow in this story.
„It was snowing. In my memory, December is as white as Lapland, only without reindeer; that cotton-white, bell-tinkling ball of festivals.“