Love Letters returns to London’s West End this summer with a run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
A.R. Gurney’s play will return to the venue for a strictly limited season of only 32 performances from 19 May to 13 June 2021. Tickets are on sale now.
Directed by Roy Marsden, Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove will return to reprise their roles having performed in the piece briefly last December before lockdown cut the run short.
Love Letters first 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.
A teaser of the show shares: “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, and irresistible 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.”