Edward Thomas and Robert Frost - An inspirational friendship!

Saturday October 3rd. 7pm BST/ 2pm ET/1pm CT/12pm MT/11am PDT  

Join us, along with The Edward Thomas Fellowship and our American friends from the Robert Frost Society to explore the friendship that inspired two of the 20th centuries most beloved poets.

This is a story about two men at the beginnings of their careers confiding in one another about their deepest hopes and aspirations for their art, told through the study of their personal correspondence over the life of their short lived friendship.

Emmy-Award winning American actor Gordon Clapp and British actor Tom Durham will be reading from these letters, while Frost Scholars Don Sheehy, Virginia Smith and Robert Bernard Hass along with Edna Longley, Guy Cuthbertson and Ralph Pite on behalf of the Edward Thomas Fellowship will discuss this storybook literary friendship before opening up to a truly international discussion which you can be part of!

As a member of the audience you will be invited to take part in the final discussion to share your thoughts and views on this truly inspirational friendship. 

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Meet the actors:


Gordon Clapp is an award-winning American actor who has worked across film, television and theatre. He is best known for his role as Det. Greg Medavoy for all 12 seasons on the television series NYPD Blue, winning an Emmy Award in 1998. Since then, he has featured in numerous film and television roles, including recurring roles on Damages and Chicago Fire. In 2005 he received a Theatre World Award, A Drama Desk Ensemble Award, and a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Dave Moss in the All-star Broadway revival of Glengarry, Glen Ross. For the last 10 years Clapp has portrayed the iconic American poet Robert Frost in the one-man show Robert Frost: This Verse Business.

Tom Durham’s professional exploits began at Lincoln’s Theatre Royal. Then he played and toured the USA, Canada and Europe with the Bristol Old Vic, was in the first Gateway Company at Chester for a number of years and gradually progressed to The National Theatre. His later work was mostly with Sir Derek Jacobi, understudying and playing in Breaking the Code, Hadrian VII, and Richard II / Richard III. Recital work is a special interest and he is known for his interpretations of many poets, particularly the London Welshmen, Edward Thomas, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and David Jones.