A touch of Hollywood at Pocklington Arts Centre

Rhodri Miles as Burton
Rhodri Miles as Burton

A one-man show which portrays one of Britain’s greatest Hollywood stars comes to Pocklington Arts Centre later this year.

Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor Richard Burton in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant and often hilarious one-man show. Drink was the only real anodyne to his deteriorating health and mental state, his doomed tempestuous relationship with Taylor and his constant guilt over the abandonment of his family.

Written by Gwynne Edwards and directed by Gareth Armstrong, Burton is performed by Rhodri Miles and received critical acclaim at two Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and also at the Hollywood fringe festival.

It is on at the centre on Wednesday June 21 at 7.30pm.

Tickets: 01759 301547