The Dark Earth and the Light Sky by Nick Dear at Almeida
The Dark Earth and the Light Sky, by Nick Dear, at the Almeida Theatre, an Off West End venue in Angel, north London, opening 15 Nov 2012, following previews from 8 Nov - running to 12 Jan 2013. (Public Booking opens 1 May).
It is directed by Richard Eyre , designed by Bob Crowley , lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by John Leonard.
Deep in the Hampshire countryside Edward Thomas scrapes a living; disaffected husband, exhausted father and tormented writer. Then in 1913 he meets American poet Robert Frost and everything changes. As their friendship blossoms Edward writes, emerging from his cocoon of self-doubt into one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. On the verge of success he makes the drastic decision to enlist, confounding his friends and family. The Dark Earth and the Light Sky delves into the life of this enigmatic and complex character in an era of change and destruction.