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.
Nick Dear's 'The Dark Earth and the Light Sky' plays at the Almeida Theatre from 8 November 2012 to 12 January 2013. For more information, visit almeida.co.uk/darkearth