Letters Live returned to Oxfordshire in 2018 to entertain the crowds at the picturesque Wilderness Festival following a magnificent debut in 2017. During the first weekend of August, as headliners of the festival’s Talks and Debates programme, Letters Live descended…

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The fifth appearance of Letters Live at the wonderful Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye, Wales this year delivered another pair of delightful shows. As the usual tradition for Letters Live, the line-up remained closely guarded apart from the excitable leak that…

LETTERS LIVE NEW YORK

18th - 19th May 2018 Past event

Letters Live’s New York debut took place on May 18 and 19, 2018, at New York Town Hall in midtown Manhattan. Performers over these two star-studded shows included Louise Brealey, Rose McGowan, Ben Shenkman, Amber Tamblyn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Edie Falco,…

On March 7th, 8th and 9th of 2018, following two sold-out nights in July 2017 during which audiences were treated to captivating performances from the likes of Colin Firth, Michael Palin, Noma Dumezweni, Taron Egerton, Rob Brydon, Amanda Abbington, and many others, Letters…

On February 26th, Letters Live made its US premiere in Los Angeles with an unforgettable show that featured readings and musical performances from Aisha Tyler, Anjelica Huston, Annabelle Wallis, Benjamin Booker, Benjamin Clementine, Catherine Keener, Danny Huston, Ian McShane, Isla…

Letters Live at the Freemasons' Hall in March 2016

Letters penned by James Baldwin, Jimi Hendrix, Yoko Ono and Evelyn Waugh were amongst those brought to life at the Letters Live shows to close the 70th Edinburgh International Festival on Sunday 27th August 2017 at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre. The star-studded…

Letters Live travelled to Oxfordshire in 2017 to entertain the crowds at the picturesque Wilderness Festival for the first time. During the first weekend of August, as headliners of the festival’s Talks and Debates programme, Letters Live descended upon the stunning Atrium…

In July of 2017, Letters Live’s first London shows of the year took place at the remarkable Union Chapel, a working church and award-winning venue which has been open to the public since being saved from demolition 25 years ago. Over the…

Hay

Armed with a postbag full-to-bursting with riveting correspondence, Letters Live will be returning to the gorgeous Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye, Wales for the fourth time in 2017 following sold out events in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The two shows will…

LETTERS FROM THE INSIDE

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On Wednesday 14th December 2016, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Prison Radio Association, Letters Live presented LETTERS FROM THE INSIDE – a truly unique show that took place in the chapel of Her Majesty’s Prison, Brixton. Over the course…

Kelvin Jones performing at Letters Live at the Freemasons' Hall in March 2016

Letters Live returns to London’s iconic Freemasons’ Hall, Oct 4th to 8th. Performers will include… Gillian Anderson, Matt Berry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, John Bishop, Louise Brealey, Edith Bowman, Jarvis Cocker, Lily Cole, Julian Clary, Jamie Cullum, Sophie Dahl, Simon Day, Omid…

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Letters Live travelled to Hay for a third year after very popular visits in 2014 and 2015 at which Benedict Cumberbatch, Louise Brealey and Jude Law headlined, and following a sold-out, highly acclaimed run at the Freemasons’ Hall in London…

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Letters Live returned to London’s iconic Freemasons’ Hall, one of the finest Art Deco buildings in Britain, for another thrilling run of shows. Performers included Benedict Cumberbatch, Caitlin Moran, Dominic West, Emiliana Torrini, Geoffrey Palmer, Gillian Anderson, Hanif Kureishi, Ian…

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In February 2016, alongside The Good Chance Theatre and Help Refugees, a unique Letters Live took place in the “Jungle” refugee camp on the outskirts of Calais. Two days before French authorities were due to demolish the camp and the…

Tell Me A Story

16th June 2015 Past event
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This memorable evening, which included the first Letters Live show to be put on outside of the UK, celebrated ten years of 826LA inspiring students to write. 826LA is all about creativity, and in that tradition, creative people – writers,…

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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…

The Dun Laoghaire festival, just outside of Dublin, was the setting for the first Letters Live to take place in Ireland. Introduced and compered by Shaun Usher, the audience were treated to a succession of superb readings by some brilliant…

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The first two Letters Live events to be held at the Hay Festival were spontaneous and packed affairs. When tickets for the first event went on sale and it was announced that Benedict Cumberbatch would be appearing at Hay for…

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Launching on the 10th December 2013 at the Tabernacle in London, Letters Live welcomed high profile performers on stage to share ‘correspondence deserving of a wider audience’. Readers included Gillian Anderson, Matt Berry, Nick Cave, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kerry Fox, Neil…