London’s hottest literary event is back this October, with Letters Live returning to the incredible Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden next week. Things are always kept under wraps until the last minute but a whole host of star names have just been added to the billing, including the likes of Michael Palin, Gillian Anderson and Jarvis Cocker.
If you’re not familiar with Letters Live, the concept is far simpler than you’d imagine: a whole load of celebs will come on stage at the breathtakingly beautiful Freemasons’ Hall to read out funny, sad, often poignant, and historically significant letters of note.
The concept was inspired by Shaun Usher’s international best-selling Letters of Note series and Simon Garfield’s To The Letter. True to Letters Live tradition, each show’s line up will remain a closely guarded secret until the curtain call, promising an unforgettable and genuinely unique evening of unearthed letters and dazzling performances.
They’ll be many more who’ll turn up on the 5 night stint but the bumper crop of actors, comedians and musicians confirmed so far are Gillian Anderson, Matt Berry, Edith Bowman, Jarvis Cocker, Lily Cole, Julian Clary, Jamie Cullum, Mariella Frostrup, Michael Palin, Nicholas Oarsons and Juliet Stevenson.
In past years, the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Carey Mulligan, Sir Ian McKellen and even Kylie Minogue have shown up to deliver a letter, so it really is a who’s who event.
Letters Live will run at the iconic Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden from Tuesday 4th October until Saturday 8th October. Head over to the Letters Live Website to book tickets which will set you back anywhere between £39.50-£79.50.