Love Letters

Love Letters

Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove star in the West End transfer of celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney’s enduring romance about first loves and second chances.

Love Letters is the tender, tragi-comic story of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends.

A play that could have been written for the Covid era about two people physically separated yet brought together by candid communication and shared confidences, a romance blossoming across the miles and the years.

Directed by Roy Marsden, Love Letters received probably its best ever reviews when Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove were reunited in the play last year.

Love Letters is booking from 19 May until 13 June 2021 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London.

What’s Love Letters about?

When the young Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, Melissa writes him a thank you note… and a unique romantic friendship and delicately warm correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born.

Who’s in it? Love Letters Cast

Martin Shaw is best known for Inspector George Gently and Judge John Deed , Shaw’s many West End credits include The Best Man (Playhouse Theatre), Twelve Angry Men (Garrick Theatre), An Ideal Husband (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Phoenix Theatre) and A Man for All Seasons (Theatre Royal, Haymarket).

Jenny Seagrove is known for her performances in Judge John Deed, Barbara Taylor Bradford’s A Woman of SubstanceLocal Hero, Appointment with Death and The Guardian. Her extensive theatre career includes Alan Ayckbourn’s How The Other Half LovesBrief Encounter, Volcano, Tennessee Williams’ Night Of The Iguana, David Rabe’s Hurlyburly and The Exorcist.

Creative Team

Written by A. R Gurney with direction by Roy Marsden and produced by Bill Kenwright.


Jenny Seagrove and Martin Shaw are superbly matched.”
★ ★ ★ ★
The Guardian

“The two stars shine, while A.R.Gurney’s already bittersweet play here acquires an extra, decidedly Covid-era piquancy”
Daily Telegraph


Important Notes

Subject to availability, tickets for Love Letters may be exchanged up to 24 hours prior to a performance. Tickets are exchanged on a like for like basis for a future performance and cannot exceed the value of the original booking. No partial refunds can be made if the value of the exchanged tickets is less than the original booking. If you need to exchange your booking please email us at

Please note: that this venue will offer available seats based on social distancing. Once seats are booked, availability alters to reflect new socially distant seats. If you receive an error and are unable to confirm your seats please select alternatives as your original choice may no longer be socially distanced from neighbouring bookings.

Arrival at the theatre
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. The theatre will open 60 minutes prior to the performance for safety and comfort.

Will I need to wear a face covering?
You will be required to wear a face covering at all times in the theatre, except when consuming drinks bought in the venue. If you are exempt from wearing a face covering proof of exception would be appreciated.

Will I need to have my temperature checked?
Upon arrival at the theatre your temperature will be read. If your temperature is 37.8C or higher you will be tested again after 10 minutes and if your temperature is still 37.8C or higher, you and those who are part of your ticket order will not be allowed to enter the venue and the face value of your tickets will be refunded or exchanged to a new date.

What should I bring?
Belongings should be kept to a minimum and with you at all times as theatre will not have any cloakroom facilities available. No food or drink is allowed – except bottled water.

What are the social distancing rules?
Please maintain a safe social distance where possible when queuing to take your seats and follow all one-way signage. While the capacity in the auditorium has been greatly reduced, you may need to pass someone to take your seat. Please mitigate any risk by keeping your mask on and turning away as you pass.

Theatre Information

Theatre Royal Haymarket
Address: 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly), Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 40, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176

Ticket Information

Official West End Theatre tickets for Love Letters at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

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