The production is set to open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on the 3rd December.

Bill Kenwright has announced that after the second lockdown comes to an end, the Theatre Royal Haymarket will present A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters for a limited run from the 3rd December.

Directed by Roy Marsden, the production is set to reunite Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove who starred in the hugely popular TV series Judge John Deed. This production was previewed at Theatre Royal, Windsor as part of its five-week, five-day, five-play season.

When the young Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, Melissa writes him a thank you note… and a unique romantic friendship and delicately warm correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born.

Martin Shaw’s theatre credits include: Robert Bolt’s A Man For All Seasons and Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband (both Theatre Royal Haymarket), Alan Bleasdale’s Are You Lonesome Tonight, Clifford Odets’ The Country Girl, Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men and most recently (and relevantly) as a tortured American presidential candidate in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.

Jenny Seagrove was last seen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket  in Alan Ayckbourn’s How The Other Half Loves and her many West End productions include Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana, David Rabe’s Hurly Burly, David Hare’s The Secret Rapture, Noël Coward’s Present Laughter and Somerset Maugham’s The Letter.

Love Letters will play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 3rd December until the 7th February 2021.


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