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. Nick Dear's 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.