Letters Live | Covent Garden
Time is of the essence.
And so it is with a not insubstantial dollop of regret that we must forego the witty introduction to which you have undoubtedly become accustomed within our correspondence, in favour of cutting directly to the chase.
Because tickets have just gone on sale for a five-night-only run of LETTERS LIVE at Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden (one of the finest Art Deco buildings in Britain) and tomorrow’s announcements – which we’re not allowed to tell you about – are guaranteed to instantaneously place the remaining few thousand tickets squarely in the hands of someone other than you.
Unless you act now.
Every night starring Louise Brealey (Molly Cooper in ‘Sherlock’) and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock in, erm, ‘Sherlock’) – with nightly support from a range of luminaries from the stage, screen, music, art and literary worlds – LETTERS LIVE is the theatrical realisation of the famous books Letters of Note (the bestselling anthology compiled by Shaun Usher) and To the Letter by Simon Garfield.
Designed to celebrate the enduring power of literary correspondence, LETTERS LIVE will see Benedict, Louise and chums bringing to life letters like Virginia Woolf’s heart-breaking suicide note; the recipe for drop scones sent by Queen Elizabeth II to President Eisenhower; Elvis Presley’s crazed letter to President Nixon; a remarkable job application from Leonardo da Vinci; Richard Burton’s parting words to Elizabeth Taylor at the end of their tempestuous marriage; and Gandhi’s appeal to Hitler for calm on the eve of World War II…
It’ll truly be something to write home about. You should go.
NOTE: LETTERS LIVE runs from 31st March – 4th April 2015. You can also read more about the event at LettersLive.com
ALSO NOTE: Brought to you by independent publishing house Canongate, LETTERS LIVE is committed to promoting literacy and fund-raising on behalf of a variety of literacy charities… all of which you can read about here.
LETTERS LIVE | Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen St, Covent Garden, WC2B 5AZ
Credit, Louise Brealey image: Jenny Smith
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