84 Charring Cross Road

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Tickets are now on sale for 84 Charring Cross Road

15th – 17th September at Summerheath Hall, Hailsham with our ever popular meal night on the Saturday evening book early to avoid disappointment.
“An evening of enchantment  and charm the like of which is rarely encountered in the theatre” What’s On in London

Box Office – Hailsham Pavilion 01323 841414 or online http://intelligent-tickets.co.uk/index.php?th=hp

Amid today’s deluge of emails and text messages, this charming play is an absolute delight.

The year is 1949 Helene, a spirited New Yorker with a passion for literature and a fondness for all things English opts to order books from an antiquarian bookshop in London, at 84 Charing Cross Road, rather than seeking a source in the USA.
An advertisement for Marks & Co in London sparks this initiative and an enduring correspondence ensues with a staid English bookseller, Frank Doel. Their shared joy in the written word fosters an increasingly warm transatlantic relationship, but (unlike today’s jet-setters) Helene always seems too busy or too short of money to make a personal visit to this country. Her eventual arrival in 1971 is a poignant finale to this engaging production.