The Dark Earth and the Light Sky - Almeida Theatre
|Running dates||from Nov 8 2012 to Jan 12 2013|
|My Rating||Review This Show|
|Most expensive ticket||£32|
|Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)||Full Review|
|Paul Taylor (The Independent)||Full Review|
|Michael Coveney (What's on Stage, Independent)||Full Review|
|Libby Purves (The Times)||Full Review|
|Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)||Full Review|
|Charles Spencer (The Telegraph)||Full Review|
|Michael Billington (The Guardian)||Full Review|
|Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)||Full Review|
|Time Out (Other reviewers)||Full Review|
|Cabe Franklin||Very strong performances from Pip Carter as the depressed poet and Hattie Morahan as his besieged wife (and the only sensible character in the play). But the quality of the acting only serves to make two hours spent with unsympathetic characters and an unsurprising plot something you can appreciate the craft of, rather than actually enjoying. I can see how it racked up its many 4-star reviews but personally I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.|
|The Red Queen|
Overview, Cast and Creatives
“Or must I be content with discontent
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.
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.
Nick Dear recently adapted the highly acclaimed Frankenstein at the National Theatre. His other plays include Power, Zenobia and The Art of Success. His screenplays include Byron, Eroica and Persuasion.
Award-winning director Richard Eyre’s most recent theatre credits include Private Lives in the West End and The Reporter at the National Theatre. For film and television he has directed amongst others, Notes on a Scandal, Irisand the forthcoming Henry IV Parts I and II for the BBC.
|Featured Actors/Actresses||Ifan Huw Dafydd|
|Lighting Designer||Peter Mumford|