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84 Charing Cross Road

Helene Hanff, James Roose-Evans

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4f, 3m

84 Charing Cross Road
by Helene Hanff
Adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans

"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
    4f, 3m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
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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  • No Special Cautions

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Specifics

Details

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

Casting

4f, 3m
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
Casting Notes

Plus 1M extra

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"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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Authors

Author

Helene Hanff

Author

James Roose-Evans

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