Harriet Walter and Tuppence Middleton are just two of the stars joining us to read the letters left unsent by history’s greatest figures – from delicious tirades to tender words of love.
Fans of Letters of Note or Written in History should not miss this utterly unique and illuminating occasion as we bring history – and the history that was – to life.
In this mesmerising evening, special guest actors will join editor Caroline Atkins to read history’s most revealing, powerful and thought-provoking letters left unsent — from Beethoven to Van Gogh, Virginia Woolf to Iris Murdoch, George III to JFK. Some were written out of an alcoholic haze, others bashed out by writers too hot-tempered to check either the sense or the spelling. Many provoked trouble or revealed too much. One may have started a nuclear war.
Join us for a rich pageantry of human drama, brought to life by the stars of stage and screen.