Hear Dylan Thomas’ classic short story, A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Set in the early to mid-1920s, the narrator remembers his childhood Christmases in a busy Welsh port town. Packed with details, it vividly illustrates what life was like for a child growing up in Wales between the world wars. The seaside town was a small world of its own—beyond which, from the child’s point of view, lay a bigger world of mystery and excitement. Suitable for all ages.
Read by Russell Roberts. Music by Gower Roberts. Sound and Editing by Gower Roberts and Stephen Bulat
A bit about this episode's artist:
Russell Roberts was born and raised in Wales and emigrated to Canada in 1973 with his parents. He graduated from the Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England in 1978. Russell has been a working actor since that time throughout Canada as well as in New York and Los Angeles. He settled in Vancouver in 1986 and married fellow actor Colleen Winton 1990. Their two sons, Sayer and Gower, are also in the business. He has performed in over 300 plays, musicals, films, TV and radio shows to date, and will continue to do so until the stage hook comes out.
Local theatre audiences may have seen him with Western Gold, Vancouver Playhouse, Rumble Theatre, Touchstone Theatre, The Arts Club, Bard on the Beach, and TUTS.
He has performed A Child's Christmas in Wales many times with The Vancouver Chamber Choir, and they produced a CD A Dylan Thomas Christmas in 2014. Russell, Colleen and pianist/composer Brian Tate have presented CCIW in The Red Dragon, Cambrian Hall, for the Vancouver Welsh Society for over a dozen Christmases, which are “round the sea town corner now and out of all sound except the . . . “ Wishing all 'Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda'. Russell