Letters Live



In 2014, a series of letters were sent to, and reprinted in, the Guardian newspaper in response to one of the more pressing geopolitical issues of the day. Benedict Cumberbatch, Jarvis Cocker, Olivia Colman, Sharon Horgan, Jeremy Corbyn and more read these letters at our event at the Union Chapel, London in March 2019.

On the morning of November 29th, 1866, in the Yorkshire village of Middlesmoor, the following letter found its way to the home of one Mary Foster, sent by a local farmer named Simon Fallowfield. Mary declined his offer. Read by Taron Egerton on Friday 14th July 2017 at Union Chapel, London.

In November 2015, French journalist Antoine Leiris lost his wife, Helene Muyal, when gunmen opened fire at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, killing her and 86 other people. Days later, Antoine wrote an open letter to his wife’s killers.