84 Charing Cross Road

by  James Roose Evans, James Roose-Evans

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 4f

"Charming, charming, charming....A gently touching hands across the sea chronicle, sentimental in the best sense of the word." - The New York Daily News

"Warm, moving, civilized. A wonderful evening on Broadway." - WABC TV

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

This wonderful show is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature. The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen who has shown her gratitude through the years by sending "care packages" to the staff of Marks & Co.
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Reviews

"An evening of enchantment and charm the like of which is rarely encountered in the theatre." - What's On in London

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  • Minimum Fee: £67 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1960s, 1950s, 1940s / WWII
  • Setting: Split set: an apartment and bookshop

Casting

3m, 4f
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Plus 1M extra

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Authors

James Roose Evans

James Roose Evans

James Roose-Evans

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