Nick Dear – A Masterclass in Writing From Life

It was a play about writing, and words, and love, and what inspires them all. It was full of beauty and sadness, cadenced. I’m talking about Nick Dear’s new drama about the poet Edward Thomas, The Dark Earth and the Light Sky, which has recently opened in...

All Work and No Play

 Yesterday I wrote for twelve hours with barely a pause for breath and I’ve done six hours today: write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write – you get the picture. I’m off to London now, to see Nick...