Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove will star in a revival of Love Letters at Theatre Royal Windsor this October.
A R Gurney’s 1998 Broadway hit play about two friends who write intimate letters to one another across a lifetime will run at the venue for 1 week from 13 – 17 October 2020.
The piece is favoured by many actors and has been performed by the likes of Holland Taylor, Christopher Reeve, Christopher Walken, Carol Burnett, Brian Dennehy, Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Elizabeth Taylor, James Earl Jones, Sally Field and Bryan Cranston.
Love Letters will see Shaw and Seagrove reunite on stage following their acclaimed performances in The Country Girl at the Apollo Theatre in the West End of London and on screen in the TV series Judge John Deed.
Best known for Inspector George Gently and Judge John Deed , Shaw’s many stage credits include The Best Man (Playhouse Theatre), Twelve Angry Men (Garrick Theatre), An Ideal Husband (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Phoenix Theatre), A Man for All Seasons (Theatre Royal, Haymarket) and Gaslight.
Jenny Seagrove is also known for her role on the long running BBC drama series Judge John Deed, as well as Barbara Taylor Bradford‘s A Woman of Substance, the films Local Hero, Appointment with Death and The Guardian. Her extensive theatre career includes Alan Ayckbourn’s How The Other Half Loves, Brief Encounter, Volcano, Tennessee Williams’ Night Of The Iguana, David Rabe’s Hurlyburly and most recently The Exorcist in London’s West End.
The production will feature limited capacity to allow for social distancing in the auditorium with covid-secure healthy and safety measures in place to keep audience, crew and actors safe.
Theatre Royal Windsor will also present a socially distanced pantomime, set to run from 19 November to 10 January 2021, as well a new production of Hamlet starring Ian McKellen.
Tickets for Love Letters are now on sale.