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Past Performance

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Spring 2010

Based on the book by Helene Hanff, this at times amusing but deeply moving play portrays a trans-Atlantic relationship spanning two decades after the Second World War. A burgeoning New York writer with a quirky sense of humour sends an enquiry to a London bookshop, sparking a growing affection for its staff, partcularly the shop's manager, Frank Doel. The two appear to have little in common in their lives - exceot a rich love and knowledge of books. The play was a box office hit in New York and London during the 1970s and 80s. It is both funny and poignant.

Toured Hoxne, Aldeburgh, Halesworth, Wingfield, Lowestoft, Bungay


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The Cast

Helene Hanff - Anne McClarmon
Frank Doel - Alan Bolton
Megan Wells - Janet Koralambe
Cecily Farr - Clair Gallant
Bill Humphries - Jake Kubala
Georgina Martin - Ros Redelsperger
Thomasina - Emma Jaggs

 


'Your ad in the Saturday Review of Literature says that you specialise in out-of-print books. The phrase 'antiquarian book-sellers' scares me somewhat, as I equate 'antique' with expensive.'
 

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