The Dark Earth and the Light Sky archiveDeep 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.


Pip Carter (Edward Thomas), Pandora Colin (Eleanor), Ifan Huw Dafydd (Philip Thomas), Shaun Dooley (Robert Frost), Hattie Morahan (Helen Thomas), Dan Poole (Bott/Major Lushington)


Author: Nick Dear
Producer: Almeida Theatre
Director: Richard Eyre
Design: Bob Crowley
Lighting: Peter Mumford
Sound: John Leonard
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The Dark Earth and the Light Sky

The Dark Earth and the Light Sky (Play) production archive for QTIX code T933119785. Details of all The Dark Earth and the Light Sky archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1299236040

Archive Listings

8 Nov 12
12 Jan 13
Almeida Theatre
West End
Greater London

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