Following its award-winning debut at the Edinburgh Festival, Adrian has performed this one-man show all over the world to considerable critical acclaim.

Reminiscences of Childhood

Drawing on Adrian’s own childhood in Swansea, his interpretation of Thomas’ poetry and prose has won international recognition and awards and has played to great acclaim in America. In this hour-long, solo performance, Metcalfe uses a wide range of works by the author including The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, Quite Early One Morning, The Collected Poems and Return Journey, seamlessly entwined with Metcalfe’s own prose, and succeeds in creating a delightful, haunting exploration of the work of the great Dylan Thomas. With music played by the concert pianist, Robert Marshall and sung by Bronwen Beckett.

‘This show is a gem’

The Stage

‘I defy anyone to watch this without a lump coming to their throat’

South Wales Evening Post

‘The highlight of the festival’

The Morganstown Festival

‘Anyone who didn’t come tonight has missed out’

Maesteg Town Hall

To see clips from the show and to listen to Adrian’s interview about Reminiscences of Childhood made for the Rock and Roll Poet centenary documentary on S4C, go to