On the evening of December 4th, having sold out shows in Los Angeles, New York, Hay on Wye, Venice and London, Letters Live is closing 2018 in spectacular style with a one-off performance in London’s Oldest New Theatre.
Letters Live is a celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence. Each show always features a completely different array of great performers, reading remarkable letters written over the centuries and from around the world. One of the joys of Letters Live is that you never know who is going to take to the stage or what letter they are going to bring alive.
The result is an event like no other and a truly unforgettable journey through time.
Letters Live has unearthed letters sent by the likes of David Bowie, Maya Angelou, Tom Hanks and Che Guevara and placed them in the hands of such luminaries as Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman, Jude Law, Anjelica Huston, Ian McKellen, Mary J Blige, Oscar Isaac, Thandie Newton, Tom Hiddleston, Sally Hawkins, JJ Abrams, Juliet Stevenson, Riz Ahmed, Kylie Minogue and many more.
Expect the unexpected, safe in the knowledge that Letters Live will make you appreciate the humble letter like never before.
‘Hear the best letters in the world read by the best voices’ – The Observer
‘What a tribute to the power of words’ – Evening Standard
‘Funny, heartbreaking, silly, momentous and compellingly intimate. Pretty darn good.’ – Time Out
Doors on the night will open at 6pm with the performance starting at 7:15pm. The show will comprise of two halves, each an hour long, with a 30 minute interval.
Tickets for this special show will be on sale on Friday, October 19th via See Tickets. Ticket prices range from £25 through to £60 excluding any fees.
Doors open – 18:00
Act 1 – 19:15
Interval – 20:15
Act 2 – 20:45
Show event – 21:45
Get here early and soak up the atmosphere of our Festival Village – featuring a line-up of the finest names in London street food and an eclectic bill of bands and DJs. Start your gig the right way.
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Alexandra Palace is a charity, run for the benefit of everyone. Our Park, Palace and spectacular events have been enriching lives since 1863, but the coronavirus pandemic has hit us hard. To be blunt, we are looking at a £1m shortfall this year and the same again next year. We know this time has been hard on many people but, if you can afford it, your support will help us get through this crisis.