Love Letters at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets
Love Letters at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets

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Martin Shaw stars in timely and touching play

Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove return to the West End for a revival of Love Letters at Theatre Royal Haymarket. The production marks the re-opening of the theatre for a series of COVID secure performances touching on the nuances of a decades-long friendship.

Andrew Makepeace III and Melissa Gardner first encounter each other as children but stay in touch for over 50 years. From postcards and birthday cards to letters written during the war, the pair’s written correspondence reveals missed opportunities and the nostalgia of a lifelong, complicated connection.

Screen and stage veterans Martin Shaw (Twelve Angry Men) and Jenny Seagrove star in this two-hander play, reuniting after previously appearing together in BBC drama Judge John Deed.

A. R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play was first performed in London at Wyndham’s Theatre. This revival of Love Letters at Theatre Royal Haymarket is directed by Roy Marsden.

Charting the dreams, disappointments and connection of two people physically apart, Love Letters is a bittersweet and universally relatable play. It opens in London at Theatre Royal Haymarket on 19 May 2021.

Important information

Playing at: Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT

Performance dates: 01 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021

Running time: 2 hours (including interval)

Age recommendation: TBC

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This play is basically 2 people reading letters to each other from childhood to old age. The actors are brilliant at acting while... More

lynnew 5' 3", 31 reviews, 3 helpful votes

A well performed and endearing play, which I felt was a little jarring with the fact that both actors mostly seemed to be reading the... More

rikkiONshow 178cm, 362 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Excellent two-hander beautifully delivered by the actors. Poignant, but with laughs too. You really get drawn into the world created... More

leepeddie 176, 43 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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johnr50 5' 8", 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

It was lovely to be back in the West End again. Jenny Seagrove & Martin Shaw were great as a couple from young age to old age reading... More

joc78 5"4, 442 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Just good to step inside theatre to see a serious piece of theatre. Actors read from scripts. Very wordy, a few trip ups over the words... More

sueseaman 5’ 6”, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A simple play, with a good story and wonderful performances. You very quickly become totally focused on how this story is going to... More

HeyImMark 171cm, 91 reviews, 4 helpful votes

A brilliant bittersweet performance by both actors. Ideal for Covid restrictions No action. More

pumpkin08 5' 1", 93 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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Queenie04 170cm, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes