A SOLO show based upon the life of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas is coming to the county town.

Clown In The Moon, (the title of a poem written when Dylan was 14) is a dramatic portrait of the poet's chaotic, frequently hilarious, and all too brief life and will be performed at Dorchester Corn Exchange on, appropriately, St David's Day, Thursday March 1.

It stars Rhodri Miles who returns to the Corn Exchange after last year's critically acclaimed performance as Richard Burton.

Located in a BBC studio, Clown in the Moon sets some of Dylan's famous broadcasts and iconic works alongside vivid reminiscences of his clownish antics in pubs, bars and parties, and his encounters with a host of eccentric and volatile women.

Directed by Gareth Armstrong (Shylock), written by Gwynne Edwards (Burton) – Rhodri Miles (Eastern Promises, Atlantis, Game of Thrones) returns to the stage in Dorchester to play Dylan Thomas.

“I think this solo show about the famous poet’s life is hilarious throughout,” says Rhodri.

“Gwynne has worked wonders once again filling the piece with the whit and cleverness associated with Dylan Thomas and his genius." The play is interwoven with renditions of Thomas's most famous works - poetry and prose (his greatest hits so to speak ) culminating in the later darker poignant aspects of his life and his untimely death in New York at the age of 39.

Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon was co-produced by the Grand Theatre in Swansea.

Rhodri Miles trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has been a professional actor for over fifteen years. Film credits include David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises. TV work includes Richard II- Hollow Crown Series, Game of Thrones, Atlantis and Sky series Game of Thrones. Theatre credits include the role of Richard Burton (also written by Gwynne Edwards) which toured the UK extensively last year . He also played Ludovico in Othello at Sheffield Crucible, directed by Daniel Evans and starring Dominic West and Clarke Peters.

*Clown in the Moon, Dorchester Corn Exchange, Wednesday, March 1, 8pm. Call the box office for tickets and more information.