On February 26th, the acclaimed UK show Letters Live will be making its US premiere in Los Angeles with a fundraiser for 826LA and Women for Women International at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
Over the years Letters Live has unearthed letters sent by people such as David Bowie, Bette Davis, Mohandas Gandhi, Maya Angelou, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Tom Hanks, Charlotte Bronte, Richard Burton, Katherine Hepburn, James Baldwin and Che Guevara, and placed them in the hands of such luminaries as Benedict Cumberbatch, Carey Mulligan, Elizabeth Banks, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Gillian Anderson, Ian McKellen, Mary J. Blige, Oscar Isaac, Russell Brand, Thandie Newton, Tom Hiddleston, Sally Hawkins, Stephen Fry, Olivia Colman, Sir Ben Kingsley, JJ Abrams, Riz Ahmed, Juliet Stevenson, Kylie Minogue, Danny Huston and Ian McShane.
The result is a show like no other and a truly unforgettable journey through time. Expect the unexpected, safe in the knowledge that Letters Live will make you appreciate the humble letter like never before.
Ticket prices range from $50–$200. All profits from tickets sales will be split and donated to Los Angeles-based non-profit organization 826LA–dedicated to supporting students with creative and expository writing skills–and Women for Women International, a non-profit humanitarian organization providing practical and moral support to female survivors of war.
This show is in partnership with Mr Porter and Net-A-Porter.
Jamie Byng, Founder of Letters Live: “We’re very excited about our first public performance of Letters Live in Los Angeles and are delighted to be presenting it in partnership with Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter. Letters Live is a unique entertainment experience, one which combines great talent, remarkable letters, and awareness for important local and global charity work, all culminating in unforgettable evenings that celebrate the humble letter and its immense power. Bringing Letters Live to a city with such a rich tradition of performance and writers is a thrilling prospect and I am certain it is going to be a night to remember.”
Jeremy Langmead, Brand and Content Director of Mr Porter: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Letters Live for its first public event in the United States. Letters Live offers such a novel approach to theatre, mixing mediums and performers in such a quixotic and creative manner that no two performances are alike. I have been lucky enough to attend several performances in London, and so have experienced first-hand what a wild and beautiful evening Letters Live is. We’re honored to be helping introduce the show to like-minded audiences in Los Angeles as well as supporting these two great charities in the process.”