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Love Letters

Starring Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove

When the young Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, Melissa writes him a thank you note… and a unique romantic friendship and delicately warm correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born.

Love Letters is the tender, tragi-comic story of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends. A play that could have been written for the Covid era about two people physically separated yet brought together by candid communication and shared confidences, a romance blossoming across the miles and the years.

Martin Shaw's many West End successes include Robert Bolt’s A Man For All Seasons and Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband (both Theatre Royal Haymarket), Alan Bleasdale’s Are You Lonesome Tonight, Clifford Odets' The Country Girl, Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men and most recently (and relevantly) as a tortured American presidential candidate in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.

Jenny Seagrove last starred at the Haymarket in Alan Ayckbourn’s How The Other Half Loves and her many West End productions include Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana, David Rabe's Hurly Burly, David Hare’s The Secret Rapture, Noël Coward’s Present Laughter and Somerset Maugham’s The Letter.

Bill Kenwright presents LOVE LETTERS, written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Roy Marsden.

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - TICKET EXCHANGE

Subject to availability, tickets for Love Letters may be exchanged up to 24 hours prior to a performance. Tickets are exchanged on a like for like basis for a future performance and cannot exceed the value of the original booking. No partial refunds can be made if the value of the exchanged tickets is less than the original booking. If you need to exchange your booking please email us at priorityrequests@encore.co.uk

Important Information

Please note: that this venue will offer available seats based on social distancing. Once seats are booked, availability alters to reflect new socially distant seats. If you receive an error and are unable to confirm your seats please select alternatives as your original choice may no longer be socially distanced from neighbouring bookings.

Arrival at the theatre

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. The theatre will open 60 minutes prior to the performance for safety and comfort.

Will I need to wear a face covering?

You will be required to wear a face covering at all times in the theatre, except when consuming drinks bought in the venue. If you are exempt from wearing a face covering proof of exception would be appreciated.

Will I need to have my temperature checked?

Upon arrival at the theatre your temperature will be read. If your temperature is 37.8C or higher you will be tested again after 10 minutes and if your temperature is still 37.8C or higher, you and those who are part of your ticket order will not be allowed to enter the venue and the face value of your tickets will be refunded or exchanged to a new date. 

What should I bring?

Belongings should be kept to a minimum and with you at all times as theatre will not have any cloakroom facilities available. No food or drink is allowed – except bottled water.

What are the social distancing rules?

Please maintain a safe social distance where possible when queuing to take your seats and follow all one-way signage. While the capacity in the auditorium has been greatly reduced, you may need to pass someone to take your seat. Please mitigate any risk by keeping your mask on and turning away as you pass.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Wed 19th May 2021 until Sun 13th June 2021.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

-

Tue

-

Wed

7.30pm

Thu

7.30pm
2.30pm

Fri

7.30pm
2.30pm

Sat

7.30pm
2.30pm

Sun

5.30pm
2.30pm

Theatre Royal Haymarket Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 23, 38, 53, 88, 139, 159

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 88, 139, 453, N8, N19, N38, N97, N3, N13, N15, N136, N159

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus

Directions Icon Directions from Piccadilly Circus :

(5mins) Go along Coventry Street and then take Haymarket on the right where the theatre will be approx. 200 metres along.

Parking Icon Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (2mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Theatre Royal Haymarket Location

8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
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Love Letters

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Running until:
Sun 13th June 2021

Running time:
2 hours (one interval)

Tickets from
£ 25.00