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by Helene Hanff, adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans

22 September – 1 October 2022 at 8pm; Matinée: Saturday 1 October at 2.30pm

Tickets: £12 on opening night; £14 on all subsequent performances

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This wonderful play is a dramatisation of letters between Helene Hanff, a struggling writer in New York and Frank Doel of Marks & Co. an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature. The play takes place over a 20-year period from 1949 to 1969, and charts historical events including the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the rise of The Beatles through the correspondence between Helene and Frank, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helene, who shows her gratitude through the years by sending “care packages” to the staff of Marks & Co.

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Helene  Janet Edden
Frank  Adam Stevens
Cecily  Michelle Austin
Megan/Mrs Todd Avril Swift
Alvin/Bill/Thomas Bram Stein
Mr Martin/Pilot Roger Dale
Maxine   Susan Marinakis
Director Simon Brodrick-Ward