Letters Live comes to Freemasons' Hall

Friday, 06 March 2015

Letters Live comes to Freemasons' Hall

Letters Live returns to London for its most ambitious season yet, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey in starring roles.

Five unique shows at London’s Freemasons’ Hall (Covent Garden), from Tuesday 31st March until Saturday 4th April.

Following its great successes in 2013 and 2014, LETTERS LIVE present its first season of shows in 2015 at the iconic Freemasons’ Hall, one of the finest Art Deco buildings in Britain. Inspired by Letters of Note, the bestselling anthology compiled by Shaun Usher, and To the Letter by Simon Garfield, LETTERS LIVE is a series of curated, live events that celebrate the enduring power of literary correspondence.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey will take to the stage for every night of the Freemasons’ Hall run, reading letters alongside a diverse array of world class performers each evening, including the recently announced Sally Hawkins and musician Tom Odell and luminaries from the stage, screen, music, art and literary worlds. 

From Patti Smith’s unread letter to a dying Robert Mapplethorpe; to Richard Burton’s parting words to Elizabeth Taylor as they separated after years of tempestuous marriage. David Bowie’s enthusiastic letter to his first American Fan and Che Guevara’s revolutionary words to his children. LETTERS LIVE captures the humour, sadness, inspiration, and brilliance that illuminate all of our lives.

We don’t just programme a series of readings, we curate performances taking into consideration the content of the letter, its style, the person who reads it and where, ensuring each event is unique and intimate.

Book your tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Letters-Live-tickets/artist/2096475 

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