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The Dark Earth and The Night Sky

BY NICK DEAR (adapter of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for the National Theatre)

09-16 March, 7.30pm

A girl climbing a tree

Based on the real life of enigmatic poet Edward Thomas. Troubled with melancholy and scraping a living deep in the Hampshire countryside with his loving wife and children, he meets American poet Robert Frost in 1913 - and everything changes. As their friendship blossoms, Edward writes, emerging from his cocoon of self-doubt to become one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. But, just as Thomas stands on the verge of success, war offers a drastically different path...