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Posting Letters to the Moon

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Overview

Produced by:
Jermyn Street Theatre, in association with Lucy Fleming
Dates:
May 14 - June 02, 2019
Run Time:
1 Hour, 15 Minutes
Theater:
Showing in Theater
Tickets:
$25 (Members $20)

Show Info

Compiled by Lucy Fleming
With Lucy Fleming and Simon Williams

Posting Letters To The Moon is a romantic, funny, and touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscar- nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming).

Their daughter, Lucy Fleming, alongside her own husband, Simon Williams, reads these touching and amusing letters that tell of Celia’s experiences during the war: coping with a large isolated house full of evacuated children, learning to drive a tractor, dealing with rationing, holidays in Cornwall where she took to surfing, and all the while accepting offers, when she could get away, to act — for David Lean, Noël Coward, wartime propaganda films, and ultimately starring in the classic film Brief Encounter.

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Photo Caption: Lucy Fleming and Simon Williams in POSTING LETTERS TO THE MOON.
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Lucy Fleming in POSTING LETTERS TO THE MOON.
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Simon Williams in POSTING LETTERS TO THE MOON.
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Lucy Fleming and Simon Williams in POSTING LETTERS TO THE MOON.
Photo: Carol Rosegg
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Producing Company

Jermyn Street Theatre

Jermyn Street Theatre is a thriving hub for arthouse theatre in the heart of London's West End led byArtistic Director, Tom Littler.. The priorities are the staging of outstanding new plays, rare revivals, new versions of European classics, and high-quality musicals, alongside one-off literary events. Through a major fundraising campaign, and co-productions with prestigious venues and companies throughout the UK and Europe, Jermyn Street Theatre is seeking to work further afield, and become an intimate home for entertaining, intelligent drama.

Read more at: https://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/

Lucy Fleming

Lucy Fleming aims to entertain the audiences, to make them laugh and cry, and give them an idea of what it was like living in Britain during World War 2. The whole story is told from a very personal point of view.

Read more at: https://www.postingletterstothemoon.com/


Reviews

“Their daughter has shaped their letters into a conversation across space and time that serves as both vivid reportage and a testament to a profound and enduring love.” - Lighting and Sound America

“See this entertaining presentation while you can." - Broadway World

“A lovely, love-filled, heart-warming evening... as welcoming and nourishing as you could possibly want... don’t miss this, it’s a genuine treasure.” - Bristol247.com

“The letters reveal backstage gossip, bags of humour and – above all- an abundance of love and affection between two ordinary people caught in extraordinary times... A THEATRICAL GEM.”
- British Theatre Guide

“An extraordinary evening. Intimate, poignant and deeply moving...One of the most memorable evenings in the theatre I have ever had.”- Deal