Letters Live is a celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence. Each show always features a completely different array of great performers, reading remarkable letters written over the centuries and from around the world. One of the joys of Letters Live is that you never know who is going to take to the stage or what letter they are going to bring alive. The result is an event like no other and a truly unforgettable journey through time.
Letters Live has unearthed letters sent by the likes of David Bowie, Maya Angelou, Tom Hanks and Che Guevara and placed them in the hands of such luminaries as Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman, Jude Law, Anjelica Huston, Ian McKellen, Mary J Blige, Oscar Isaac, Thandie Newton, Tom Hiddleston, Sally Hawkins, JJ Abrams, Juliet Stevenson, Riz Ahmed, Kylie Minogue and many more.
Hear the best letters in the world read by the best voices- The Observer
What a tribute to the power of words- Evening Standard
Funny, heartbreaking, silly, momentous and compellingly intimate. Pretty darn good.- Time Out
Visit the Tanqueray Gin Bar at the Palace Theatre Manchester! Celebrate the unmistakable taste of Tanqueray and explore their range of award-winning gins, a great way to start your evening before the show. For the 7th year in a row, Tanqueray has been voted the No. 1 bartenders’ favourite gin. (Drinks International, 2019).
The Palace Theatre of Varieties opened on Whit Monday 1891 and cost its owners the then colossal sum of £40,500. In the late 1970’s the Palace Theatre underwent a major refurbishment and re-opened in 1981 with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar and has since then retained its position as the premier provincial touring venue.