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Letters Live, the acclaimed UK show, is making its US premiere with a fundraiser for 826LA and Women for Women International
"An emotional evening that will remain in the hearts of all" - The Guardian, * * * * *
"Hear the best letters in the world read by the best voices" - The Observer
"Funny, heartbreaking, silly, momentous and compellingly intimate" - Time Out
"Letters Live will come around again soon. You should go. It"s terrific!" - Financial Times
“Letters Live makes us pause and imagine the lives behind the letters read and the circumstances of their origin. It"s a privilege to read this most ancient of communications live to an audience.” - Benedict Cumberbatch, Letters Live Co-Producer
A celebration of the enduring power of the humble letter, Letters Live is a unique night that has been dazzling packed audiences in the UK since it began in 2013. Its US premiere is taking place at the historic Theatre at the Ace Hotel and will see a diverse range of exceptional performers reading remarkable letters.
Over the years Letters Live has unearthed letters sent by people such as David Bowie, Bette Davis, Mohandas Gandhi, Maya Angelou, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Tom Hanks, Charlotte Bronte, Richard Burton, Katherine Hepburn, James Baldwin and Che Guevara, and placed them in the hands of such luminaries as Benedict Cumberbatch, Carey Mulligan, Elizabeth Banks, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Gillian Anderson, Ian McKellen, Mary J. Blige, Oscar Isaac, Russell Brand, Thandie Newton, Tom Hiddleston, Sally Hawkins, Stephen Fry, Olivia Colman, Sir Ben Kingsley, JJ Abrams, Riz Ahmed, Juliet Stevenson, Kylie Minogue, Danny Huston and Ian McShane.
The result is a show like no other and a truly unforgettable journey through time. Expect the unexpected, safe in the knowledge that Letters Live will make you appreciate the humble letter like never before.
All the profits from the show are being split between two great and important charities: 826LA and Women for Women International, and is being generously supported by Mr Porter and Net-A-Porter.