Ladies of Letters - Apr to Jul 2022

We are delighted to be producing and touring Ladies of Letters by Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman, and adapted by the acclaimed Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street, Gimme Gimme Gimme) in Spring / Summer 2022. The show will premiere in Guildford from 28 Apr - Sat 7 May, then tour nationally.

Two postage stamps, one yellow with a woman wearing a red jumper, and one blue with a woman wearing a blue top and cardigan. They float in the sky above clouds and a red post box which envelopes are flying into.

Starring Tessa Peake-Jones (Grantchester, Only Fools and Horses) and Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses, EastEnders), and directed by Joanna Read.

Irene Spencer and Vera Small, two suburban women in their sixties, battle the big issues of the 21st century, from climate change protest and accidental imprisonment, to handy recipes for tasty petit fours and how to get stains out of slacks. They are best frenemies. Using the long lost artform of letter writing, they freely vent their views on their ungrateful children, how to find love at 60, and, on each other.

Ladies of Letters is a riotously funny, sharply observant comedy, packed with acidic detail that women navigating ungrateful families and M & S in an unforgiving world know so well.

Thu 28 Apr – Sat 7 May – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Tue 10 – Sat 14 May – Perth Theatre
Tue 17 – Sat 21 May – Derby Theatre
Tue 24 – Sat 28 May – Malvern Theatres
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Jun – Warwick Arts Centre
Tue 21 – Sat 25 Jun – Hall For Cornwall
Tue 28 Jun – Sat 2 Jul – Norwich Theatre Royal