A selection of letters, as read by a variety of performers at Letters Live events.

If you want to explore, you can view all letters or click on a theme below.

Torturing the Saxophone

A letter from Robert Crumb to Mats Gustafsson, read by Matt Berry.

Make Your Soul Grow

A letter from Kurt Vonnegut to Xavier High School, read by Ian McKellen.

All this I did without you

A letter from Gerald Durrell to Lee McGeorge, read by Tom Hiddleston.

An idiot of the 33rd degree

A letter from Mark Twain to J. H. Todd, read by Tom Sturridge.

Husband until death

A letter from Abream Scriven to Dinah Jones, read by Ashley Walters.

I am awfully comfortable

Letters between Rudyard Kipling, John Kipling & Colonel Lionel Charles Dunsterville, read by Ben Kingsley & Ferdinand Kingsley.

Don’t touch his hair!

A letter from three Elvis fans to U. S. President Eisenhower, read by Ellie Bamber.

All the ladies like whiskers

Letters between Grace Bedell and Abraham Lincoln, read by Louise Brealey & Tom Hiddleston.