Captain Cat is an Osprey!

The fictional character of Captain Cat has become the latest statue to be 'Osprey-fied', following in the footsteps of Swansea City legend Ivor Allchurch and world renowned poet and write Dylan Thomas - the creator of Captain Cat himself.

The statue of Captain Cat, who features in Thomas’s most famous work Under Milkwood, is a prominent feature in Swansea’s Maritime Quarter, overlooking the many boats berthed in the Marina.

Under Milkwood is a radio drama written by Thomas in 1954, since adapted for stage, television and film, set in the imaginary Welsh village of Llareggub, sharing the innermost thoughts of the inhabitants.

Captain Cat is one of those inhabitants, an old blind sea captain who dreams of his deceased shipmates and lost lover Rosie Probert. One of the play's most important characters, as he observes and comments on the goings-on in the village from his window.

The three prominent statues have been decked out in the black of the Ospreys as the build-up continues ahead of the first Welsh derby of the season, when the Scarlets visit on Saturday 5th November at 6.30pm.

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Ahead of the game, supporters are being urged to show their true colours, and their support for the region, by sending pictures of their ‘blackout’, before they blackout the Liberty Stadium itself on Bonfire Night for the RaboDirect PRO12 clash against their local rivals.

Supporters have already been posting their own ‘blacked out’ statues, with @rhianrob tweeting a photo of Molly Malone in Dublin in Ospreys gear, while another fan, @discoagogo is another to have got her hands on Dylan Thomas, with the bust of the poet at London Welsh having already been ‘Osprey-fied’.

Remember, we want your videos and photographs, on our Facebook or Twitter page and the players will get to see them ahead of the Scarlets game.

Tickets for the match are on sale at the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office, online here and via the Ticket Hotline on 0844 8156 665