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 last century.
On the verge of success he makes the drastic decision to enlist, confounding his friends and family.
Nick Dear's play delves into the life of this enigmatic and complex character in an era of change and destruction.
director: Richard Eyre
The production ran at the Almeida Theatre from 13 November 2012 to 12 January 2013.