May 16, 2024

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First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS

Tessa Peake-Jones (Grantchester, Only Fools and Horses) and Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses, EastEnders) will star together in the touring phase adaption of the hugely well-known Women of Letters from April.

Adapted by the acclaimed Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street, Gimme Gimme Gimme), this manufacturing will mark the duo’s 1st time operating collectively since Only Fools and Horses. Directed by Joanna Browse, Main Government of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, the tour will open up at the theatre with a press night time on Tuesday 3rd May possibly. The tour will then go to Perth Theatre, Derby Theatre, Malvern Competition Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre, Corridor For Cornwall and Norwich Theatre Royal.

Irene Spencer and Vera Compact, two suburban females in their sixties fight the major concerns of the 21st century, from local weather alter protest and accidental imprisonment, to useful recipes for tasty petit fours and how to get stains out of slacks. They are very best frenemies. Utilizing the long lost artform of letter composing, they freely vent their views on their ungrateful little ones, how to come across like at 60, and, on each other.

Females of Letters is riotously funny, packed with acidic detail that ladies (and males) navigating ungrateful family members and M & S in an unforgiving earth know so effectively.

Designed by Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman, the a lot-loved Girls of Letters was initially composed for BBC Radio 4 managing for 13 a long time and getting a domestic staple. The sharply observant comedy was also adapted into an acclaimed ITV collection that nevertheless runs nowadays.

Tessa Peake-Jones, who will be playing Irene in Females of Letters, feedback ‘I can’t assume of a superior perform to be performing than Women of Letters. It celebrates gals, battling spirit and friendship. So, who better to do it with than my expensive good friend Gwyneth. We have under no circumstances appeared on phase with each other so there’ll be lots of laughs – on stage and off!!’

Gwyneth Sturdy, who will be participating in Vera in Girls of Letters, said ‘I am really wanting forward to functioning on Ladies of Letters with my wonderful good friend Tessa. We have remained close mates because we past labored together above 30 decades in the past but hardly ever experienced the option, until now, to truly work together all over again,’

Due to the fact Only Fools and Horses finished in 2003, Tessa and Gwyneth have had chaotic professions. Tessa is perfectly recognized as Mrs Chapman in ITV’s Grantchester. Her other credits involve Unforgotten, Marchlands, Health practitioner Who, and Poirot. Gwyneth has appeared in many vintage stage productions and Tv reveals, with screen credits which includes roles on Eastenders, Silent Witness, A Touch of Frost, and Casualty, to name a couple.

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre opened its doors in 1965 and created an spectacular reputation as a producer of important perform much of which transferred to the West Finish and toured nationally. Females of Letters arrives sizzling on the heels of the tour of Sheila’s Island and is at the forefront of Joanna Read’s dedication to re-setting up the theatre as a maker of good productions for Guildford, and beyond.

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Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS
Girls of Letters

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS
Ladies of Letters

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS
Girls of Letters

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS
Girls of Letters

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS
Females of Letters

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS
Girls of Letters

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS
Girls of Letters

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS
Ladies of Letters

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS
Girls of Letters

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS
Females of Letters

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS
Ladies of Letters

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of LADIES OF LETTERS
Women of Letters