Burton

Actor Rhodri Miles appears to specialise in touring one-man shows about significant Welshmen: I enjoyed his show about the poet Dylan Thomas, which is why I booked to see his show about the actor Richard Burton. Thomas and Burton had many things in common, including their hard drinking and womanising as well as their Welsh heritage, but Burton is an interesting individual in his own right.

In the play, Miles takes us through Burton’s life from his childhood in rural Wales through his acting career, marriage and of course his relationship with Elizabeth Taylor. He is entertaining, and yet there is a powerful sense of melancholy in his performance. He holds the audience spellbound: Burton is a show which stays in the mind long after it has finished.

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