84 Charing Cross Road


A tender and heartwarming tale of transatlantic friendship. The bittersweet comedy is based on the extraordinary true story of the remarkable relationship that developed over 20 years between a vivacious New York writer and a London bookseller.
84 Charing Cross Road at Richmond Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Richmond Theatre
Started: Monday 11 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 16 June 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Hollywood and Broadway legend Stefanie Powers stars as Helene Hanff in a major new UK tour of 84 Charing Cross Road, alongside Clive Francis as Frank Doel.


A star of stage and screen with a career spanning over 50 years, Powers is best known for her iconic role opposite Robert Wagner in Hart to Hart, which ran over five series and eight TV movies between 1979 and 1996.


Her extensive film and TV credits include McLintock!, The Magnificent Seven Ride Again, The Rockford Files, The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Clive Francis' recent theatre credits include An Inspector Calls (West End), Les Blancs (National Theatre) and Enron; on screen he has appeared in The Queen, Mr Turner and most recently as Lord Salisbury in the award-winning Netflix series, The Crown.


84 Charing Cross Road premiered at the Salisbury Playhouse in 1981 before transferring to the West End and Broadway.


It was adapted into a film in 1987, starring Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench and Anne Bancroft as Helene, who won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress.


Synopsis


Adapted from Helene Hanff's best-selling book, 84 Charing Cross Road is a tender and heartwarming tale of transatlantic friendship.


The bittersweet comedy is based on the extraordinary true story of the remarkable relationship that developed over 20 years between a vivacious New York writer and a London bookseller.


Through their exchange of humorous and often intimate correspondence, a snapshot of Britain from the post-war 1940's to the swinging 60's is revealed, alongside a touching human story that still deeply resonates today.


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 11 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 16 June 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
£16.90 - £44.90

Cast


Stefanie Powers - Helene Hanff

Clive Francis - Frank Doel


Creatives


Author: Helene Hanff, adapted by James Roose-Evans
Director: Richard Beechan

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