Portrait of the artist through young eyes
These stories, taken from Dylan's autobiographical Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, portray a Wales that has passed, and yet is instantly familiar.
The young Dylan visits his impoverished family in Carmarthenshire, his uncle imbibing late into the night on the profits of a sold piglet, his cousin torn between a calling of the cloth and more earthly pleasures, his aunt struggling to keep up appearances and the household together.
The tale unfolds through the innocence of the child's eyes, and despite the cold draught of the chapel, the performances here radiate a peculiar warmth for a time gone by.
The second half sees Dylan and friends travelling down to Rhossili for frolics and fun in the sun, marred only by the arrival of school bully boys, who trample through over their plans and thwart ambitions with the fairer sex.
Unfulfilled expectation unfolds in both these delightful plays, which have been adapted by Gwynne Edwards, and appropriately premiere in the theatre named after the writer.
It runs until tomorrow.