Roy Marsden’s production returns to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a second time, having had its run cut shut due to the lockdown.
It has been announced that the production will return to the West End stage for a limited time only for 32 performances from the 19th May until the 13th June.
A.R. Gurney’s heart-warming play directed by Roy Marsden reunited Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove, when the production came to the stage last December. It was the first post-lockdown play to open in the West End since the pandemic began until it was forced to close on the 14th December due to the announcement of the new lockdown.
Love Letters first opened in New York in 1989 and was a finalist in the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was last seen on Broadway in 2014, starring Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy.
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 19th May until the 13th June. To book tickets click here or visit: Love Theatre.com, London Theatre Direct, From the Box Office, Encore Tickets or Last Minute.com.