Inspired by Shaun Usher’s international best-selling Letters of Note series, and Simon Garfield’s To the Letter; Letters Live is a celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence. Each show features a different array of great performers, reading remarkable letters written over the centuries and from around the world.

With Letters Live, you never know who is going to take to the stage or what letter they are going to bring to life. At Indaba X, powerful letters from Black history take centre stage.

LETTERS LIVE at Freemasons' Hall, London was our most ambitious series of events yet, with Benedict Cumberbatch & Louise Brealey in starring roles. Across four nights, each show featured a unique line up of artists reading memorable letters to our sold out audiences.

Guests included Joss Ackland, Ellie Bamber, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Matt Berry, Samantha Bond, Russell Brand, Simon Callow, Gemma Chan, Olivia Colman, Lisa Dwan, Joanne Froggatt, Sally Hawkins, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Holloway, Sophie Hunter, Danny Huston, Gemma Jones, Toby Jones, Sir Ben Kingsley, Ferdinand Kingsley, Sir Ian McKellen, Kylie Minogue, Caitlin Moran, Nick Moran, Andrew O’Hagan, Geoffrey Palmer, Clarke Peters, Alan Rusbridger, Colin Salmon, Greta Scacchi, Andrew Scott, Juliet Stevenson, Tom Sturridge, Ashley Walters and Dominic West. Music by Natalie Clein, Kelvin Jones and Tom Odell.


TIME: 20:30 - 22:00

DATE: Saturday, 14th September 2019

VENUE: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 8XX