Love Letters Tickets and Dates
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
This production was previewed at Theatre Royal Windsor as part of its five-week, five-day, five-play season. Now it transfers to Theatre Royal Haymarket
Bill Kenwright presents Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters directed by Roy Marsden, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Love Letters first opened in New York in 1989, and since then has played to audiences across the globe, attracting both real-life and on-screen couples to star as the protagonists. The last Broadway production in 2014 featured 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.
Love Letters is the tender, tragi-comic story of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends. A play that could have been written for the Covid-era about two people physically separated yet brought together by candid communication and shared confidences, a romance blossoming across the miles and the years.
The hugely popular TV series Judge John Deed ended its sixth and final series with one of TV's most-watched cliff-hangers, keeping nine million TV viewers on tenterhooks as on-off lovers Judge John Deed (Martin Shaw) and barrister Jo Mills (Jenny Seagrove) were left in an empty wedding chapel.
Now Shaw and Seagrove are together again, live on stage, in a heart-warming love story...
Martin Shaw's many West End successes include: Robert Bolt's A Man For All Seasons and Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband (both Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men. Whilst Jenny Seagrove last starred at the 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 Hurlyburly, David Hare's The Secret Rapture, Noël Coward's Present Laughter and Somerset Maugham's The Letter.
£1 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.
BOOKING PERIOD: 19 May - 13 June 2021
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm and Sunday 2pm & 5.30pm
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours including one interval
AGE RESTRICTION: TBC
VENUE: Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT