84 CHARING CROSS ROAD

Synopsis:

 

The true story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship. In 1949, a struggling American writer, Helene Hanff, sees an ad in ‘The Saturday Review of Literature’ for the bookstore Marks & Co of 84 Charing Cross Road, London, that sells antiquarian books by mail order.

 

She writes hoping to indulge her love of beautiful books and begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel that lasts 20 years. 

 

 

 

PLAYWRIGHT:

 

The warm, compassionate and very human exchange of letters was first published as a book by Helene Hanff and then skillfully and lovingly adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans

84 CHARING CROSS ROAD

Genre:   Drama

Playwright:  James Roose-Evans

Directed by: Peter Forester

Production Date: April 2011

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill

 

BHTC Production Number: 267

Cast 

Crew

Peter Forester

Pippa Jones

Peter Forester

Peter Forester, Andy Squires & Graham Wood

Chris Childs

Chrissie Walton & Karen Hughes

Pippa Jones & Cast

Pam Skilton

Director

Assistant Director

Set Design

Set Construction

Lighting & Sound

Properties

Wardrobe

Hairstyles

Pauline Childs

Jan Case

Peter Gooding

David Abbott

Rosalind Wood with

the assistance of Club Members

Make-Up

Prompt

Publicity

Poster & Programme Design

Box Office & Front of House

Programme & Press Cutting

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Production & Backstage Photos 1-37

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Photos courtesy of Sue Gooding