Fifty years of love letters

A PLAY which began life on a Broadway stage 35 years ago is coming to Dorchester. AR Gurney’s Love Letters comes to the Corn Exchange on Thursday 25th January in a new production by The Group Theatre Co.

Have you ever known someone who touched every part of your life? Have you loved someone through time and distance? Share in the story of Melissa and Andrew as they grow together through the power of the pen.

Love Letters is the story of a 50-year correspondence between Melissa Gardner and her childhood-friend-turned-love-interest, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III.

Premiered on Broadway in 1989, the play has been revived constantly and the list of acting pairings who have taken part is testament to the quality of the writing: Sigourney Weaver and Jeff Daniels, Charlton Heston and Jean Simmons, Elizabeth Taylor and James Earl Jones to name but a few!