Letters - Nadia Albina and Tim Crouch Gate Theatre
An unopened letter, a box of props, and a set of instructions.
From the team who created the Gate’s critically acclaimed production of Dear Elizabeth, Letters is a funny and often moving reflection on the global situation we find ourselves in.
In March 2020, as the UK joined countries around the world in the Covid-19 lockdowns, the Gate Theatre invited 9 pairs of performers to write letters to each other. Some met for the first time performing Dear Elizabeth, and some are complete strangers. Letters is the opening of these correspondence.
Written between March and August 2020, Letters tells the story of Spring to Summer; of pandemics and protests; of the personal and the public, and of people living in isolation reaching out to one another on paper. At once brilliantly funny, touching and true, Letters is a candid and compelling celebration of coming together even when we are physically apart.
Live from their own homes, each pair of performers will open and read the letters they’ve received from each other. Neither knows what their letters contains. All they have is a series of instructions and a surprise box of props to create a show together by opening up, meeting one another, and exchanging the gift of a poem.
For our second version of Letters, between Phoebe Fox and Thalissa Teixeira, click here!
Length: 29 minutes
Directors: Nina Bowers, Yasmin Hafesii, Hannah Ringham, Moi Tran and Ellen McDougall
Technical Director: Ed Borgnis
Cast: Nadia Albina and Tim Crouch
For more information about the Letters project please visit the Gate Theatre.
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