Letters Live at Freemasons’ Hall

31st March - 4th April 2015

Letters Live presented its first season of shows in 2015 at the iconic Freemasons’ Hall, one of the finest Art Deco buildings in Britain, with Benedict Cumberbatch & Louise Brealey in starring roles.

Cumberbatch and Brealey took to the stage for each of the nights, reading letters alongside a diverse array of world class performers including luminaries from the stage, screen, music, art and literary worlds. A full listing of those who appeared during that week of shows can be seen on the page opposite including Paul Ryan who performed offstage the Voice of God for each event.

Unfortunately, and especially for those people who only had tickets for the night in question, the evening of Wednesday the 1st April had to be cancelled due to a major underground fire in Holborn. This act of God resulted in the Freemasons’ Hall and all the other West End theatres in the area having to turn away many disappointed people that night.

Readers included:

  • Joss Ackland
  • Ellie Bamber
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar
  • Matt Berry
  • Samantha Bond
  • Russell Brand
  • Simon Callow
  • Gemma Chan
  • Olivia Colman
  • Lisa Dwan
  • Joanne Froggatt
  • Sally Hawkins
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Richard Holloway
  • Sophie Hunter
  • Danny Huston
  • Gemma Jones
  • Toby Jones
  • Sir Ben Kingsley
  • Ferdinand Kingsley
  • Ian McKellen
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Caitlin Moran
  • Nick Moran
  • Andrew O’Hagan
  • Geoffrey Palmer
  • Clarke Peters
  • Alan Rusbridger
  • Colin Salmon
  • Greta Scacchi
  • Andrew Scott
  • Juliet Stevenson
  • Tom Sturridge
  • Ashley Walters
  • Dominic West
  • Paul Ryan

Music by:

Natalie Clein, Kelvin Jones and Tom Odell