Play brings Richard Burton back to stage

By Antony Clay | 15/03/2017

Play brings Richard Burton back to stage
Rhodri Miles as Richard Burton.

A PLAY will offer an insight into actor Richard Burton’s life of beautiful women, drink, wealth and stardom.

Game of Thrones actor Rhodri Miles will appear as the great Welsh thespian in Burton at Doncaster’s Cast Theatre on Thursday, March 30, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the show cost £14.50 for adults or £12.50 for concessions and are available by calling the box office on 01302 303959 or online at 

Rhodri Miles was born in Pontarddulais in Wales, just six miles away from Burton’s birthplace and was keen to take on the role as the iconic star.

He said: “I’ve always wanted to play Richard Burton.

“He was a great thespian actor, an alcoholic womaniser who often said that his natural disposition to the Celtic gloom was caused by the mist in the hills and the black in the coal, all of it seeping into his very being.

“When you think of Welsh iconic figures, he’s one of them.” 

Gwynne Edwards is the author of Burton, which vividly depicts the actor’s often hilarious, melancholic, self-deprecating take on life, culminating in his acrimonious first divorce to Elizabeth Taylor, which happened not long after they both appeared together in the movie version of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood.

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