The Dark Earth And The Light Sky – Mon 20th – Sat 25th May 2019
Written by Nick Dear
Directed by Anne Page
Deep in the Hampshire countryside Edward Thomas, disaffected husband, exhausted father and tormented writer, scrapes a living. 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 20th century. But he makes the drastic decision to enlist, confounding his friends and family. This beautifully written play provides a touching, often amusing, thought provoking and, ultimately, moving insight into the relationship of Edward with his father, wife Helen, and poet friends Robert Frost and Eleanor Farjeon.
The Children – Mon 1st – Sat 6th July 2019
By Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Michael Rahman
Two retired nuclear scientists are holed up in an isolated cottage on the coast. The world is crumbling around them. Then a face from the past resurfaces, challenging them with a terrifying dilemma. This thought-provoking and witty drama forces us to confront the impact of our actions on future generations. The Children premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre in November 2016 to much acclaim.