Love Letters Live

14th February 2020

To celebrate the manifold manifestations of love in all its glorious guises, Letters Live’s debut event of 2020 was held on Valentine’s Day at Shoreditch Town Hall, London.

Photo of Matt Berry

Matt Berry

  • To my ever-loving wife

    Don to his wife

  • I love you Jac

    Bob Monkhouse to Jackie Monkhouse

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Sabrina Mahfouz

  • I’m amputating you

    Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera

  • You will never be far away

    Marina Tsvetaeva to Rainer Rilke

  • I weep and weep and weep

    Nadezhda Mandelstam to Osip Mandelstam

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Joanna Lumley

  • She is the size of a very small budgerigar

    Jennifer Saunders to Joanna Lumley

  • I see no beauty in lopsided true love

    Elizabeth Smart to George Barker

  • A squeal of pain

    Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf

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Danny Boyle

  • Yours in distress, Alan

    Alan Turing to Norman Routledge

  • How did you get invented?

    Archbishop of Canterbury to Lulu (not that Lulu)

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Alex Lawther

  • I want to crawl up inside you

    Patrick to Jessica

  • I’m terribly in love with you

    James Schuyler to John Button

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Juliet Stevenson

  • We formed only one being

    Maud Gonne to Yeats

  • I feel happy tonight

    Anne Lindbergh to Charles Lindbergh

  • Enough is enough

    Marguerite Louise D’Orleans to Cosimo III De Medici

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Annabelle Wallis

  • Dear Sir

    Sarah-Louise Jordan to An admirer

  • Even my bones seem to cry for you

    Georgia O’Keefe to Alfred Stieglitz

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Jason Isaacs

  • A lousy proposition

    Evelyn Waugh to Laura Herbert

  • I have had my eye on you

    Simon Fallowfield to Mary Foster

  • Don’t expect me to be sane anymore

    Henry Miller to Anaïs Nin

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Hassan Akkad

  • This life is mortal, but our good deeds are not

    Papa Akkad to Hassan Akkad

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Crystal Clarke

  • Sex does not thrive on monotony

    Anaïs Nin to The Collector

  • Look for me in the sunsets

    Emmie to Sumner

Alex Lawther and Crystal Clarke

  • My Dear Bessie

    Chris Barker to Bessie Moore

Juliet Stevenson and Joanna Lumley

  • What should I do?

    Frustrated to Abby

MUSIC

Photo of Tom Odell

Tom Odell

  • Love Letter

  • Streets of Heaven

  • Grow Old With Me