During Covid, with live performances impossible, we released three full-length Letters Live films: Letters Live from the Archive: Union Chapel, Freemasons’ Hall and International Women’s Day. These films remain available to watch here and on our YouTube channel.
Since 2017, Letters Live has produced 11 shows at the Union Chapel, with no two shows being the same. Here is just a small selection of some of our favourite ever performances from those shows – including Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Zawe Ashton, Nick Cave and more.
With these shows we supported Choose Love (previously known as Help Refugees) whose vital work provides aid to people fleeing war, persecution and climate change. This video is available for free but please head over to our friends Choose Love at their website to find out more about the work they do and, if you can, make a donation.
Across 2015 and 2016, Letters Live produced 15 shows at the beautiful Freemasons’ Hall, London. This special archive film of some of our favourite performances of incredible letters, taken from those shows, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law, Olivia Colman, Tom Hiddleston, Carey Mulligan, Clarke Peters and more.
As with the Union Chapel shows, these shows and this video were in support of Choose Love and the incredible work that they do to support refugees.
Letters Live have produced three shows on International Women’s Day over the years. In fact, the last Letters Live production shortly before the pandemic hit took place on March 8th, 2020 at the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre, London.
These shows have featured talented performers have been breathing life into countless pieces of correspondence by women, to women, about women – letters overflowing with wisdom, fury, love, and humour. These are some of our favourites, featuring Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Daisy Ridley, Adwoa Aboah, Caitlin Moran, Jordan Stephens and many more incredible performers.
This video was released to support The Women of the World Foundation. If you appreciate this video, please visit their website and, if you can, make a donation.