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Barn Theatre Club presents

84 Charing Cross Road

By Helene Hanff
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Adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans
Directed by Rob Graham
19th – 27th January 2018

The true story of two strangers with a shared love of literature

This enchanting play is a dramatisation of letters between a writer in New York and an antiquarian bookshop in London. Unfolding over 20 years, the story begins just after the Second World War when struggling writer Helene Hanff contacts Marks & Co, the eponymous bookstore at 84, Charing Cross Road. Frank Doel is the delightfully dusty supplier who seeks to fulfil Helene’s voracious literary appetite. Despite their transatlantic separation – and Hanff’s irascibility and sarcastic wit – the couple develop an unlikely close relationship and bond through their letters and a shared love of literature.

Part of the Barn’s 2017-2018 Season.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Rob Graham

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