Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove star in new production of A.R. Gurney’s heart-warming play Love Letters, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Bill Kenwright presents the show, which opened on 3 December at the West End venue and previously previewed at the Theatre Royal Windsor as part of its five-week, five-day, five-play season.
Love Letters originally opened in New York in 1989 and was a finalist in the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Gaining huge popularity, it has since played in theatres across the globe, attracting both real-life and on-screen couples to star as the protagonists.
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.
A tender, tragi-comic story of shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends, Love Letters could easily have been written for the Covid era about two people physically separated.
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