Peter Capaldi is among many famous faces recently announced for the next series of the hugely popular ‘Letters Live’. A 5-day event where fascinating correspondence from some notable names from literacy and culture are read aloud.
Capaldi will be joined by The X-Files actress Gillian Anderson, comedian John Bishop, actor Toby Jones (Doctor Who’s Dream Lord) and Hollywood actor Jude Law, only to name a few. More names are to follow.
Unfortunately, this is not a show you can go to just to watch your favourite. Each show’s line-up will remain a closely guarded secret until the curtain call, promising a unique and truly unforgettable evening of unearthed letters and dazzling performances.
‘Letters Live’ runs from the 4th-8th October at the Freemasons Hall in London. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.
Capaldi was part of the event back in March this year where he lent his voice to a rendition of a World War I soldier’s extraordinary letter home. The soldier in question was Captain Reginald Armes, writing to his wife from the trenches on Christmas Day. The circumstances of this extraordinary letter became one of the more fascinating stories of World War I.
Watch below as Peter Capaldi reads ‘The Most Extraordinary Scene”
About Letters Live
Letters Live is a moving celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence. First taking place in December 2013 at the Tabernacle in London and is inspired by Shaun Usher’s international best-selling Letters of Note series.
The events take place throughout the year and feature outstanding modern performers reenacting the voices of the past in front of a live audience. ‘Letters Live’ promotes various literacy charities and celebrates the history of human expression through written correspondence.
Line-up announced so far. This still isn't everyone. pic.twitter.com/8rVlvZARsO
— Letters Live (@letterslive) September 29, 2016