“Exhilarating, funny and moving” —The Wall Street Journal
“Gurney’s virtues…civility, elegance, wit and charm…have seldom
been better displayed than they are in Love Letters.” —New York Daily News
Their words are both hysterical and moving and as the play unfolds the audience comes to know both of them intimately — from their strict WASP upbringing, through later life political aspirations, love affairs, military service and artistic ambitions. At first the two exchange notes and Valentines in grade school, soon replaced by letters and postcards, each of which retains the characters’ idiosyncracies. Andy remains instructive, Melissa is defined by her spontaneity, by her ability to speak her mind in print. Even in adulthood she fills her letters with childish effusions.
A smash hit both off and on Broadway, Love Letters captures Andy and Melissa with a precision of detail and depth of feeling only Gurney can command.
Love Letters is funny, compelling, sad, poignant, and will prove to be an exhilarating and touching night of theatre that will stay in the memory long after the performance ends.
Perhaps best known for his role as ‘Hutch’ in the cult television series, Starsky and Hutch, David Soul has also starred in such films as Magnum Force with Clint Eastwood and Salem’s Lot with James Mason while a successful recording career has delivered two U.K. and U.S. number one hits, Don’t Give Up on Us and Silver Lady. He has also toured in theatre productions of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers (New Zealand & Australia) and Ira Levin’s Deathtrap (U.K.). His West End credits include “the Narrator” in Blood Brothers, “Chance” in Alan Ayckbourn’s Comic Potential, “Jerry” in the highly controversial Jerry Springer: The Opera, and “Mack” in Jerry Herman’s musical, Mack & Mabel. He is currently performing a one-man show based on the life and poetry of Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda.
Jerry Hall has been involved in major Hollywood and Broadway productions, appearing in Tim Burton’s Batman alongside Jack Nicholson, while taking on the role of Mrs. Robinson in a 2000 production of The Graduate. Most recently, she has appeared in her own reality TV show called Kept on VH1, as well as playing Mother Lord in Cole Porter’s High Society in the West End.