84 Charing Cross Road
Photographer: Robert Day
Cambridge Arts Theatre Tour
23 May - 30 June

84 Charing Cross Road

Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis
Directed by James Roose-Evans

Darlington 23-26 May
Wolverhampton 29 May - 2 June
Malvern 4-9 June
Richmond 11-16 June
Oxford 18-23 June
Cambridge 25-30 June

Clive Francis as Frank Doel, reprising the role he played to critical acclaim in 2015.

Adapted from Helene Hanff’s best-selling book, 84 Charing Cross Road has been delighting audiences since its premiere in 1981. A tender and heart-warming tale of transatlantic friendship, this bittersweet comedy is based on the extraordinary true story of the remarkable relationship that developed over 20 years between a vivacious New York writer and a London bookseller. Through their exchange of humorous and often intimate correspondence a snapshot of Britain from the post-war 1940’s to the swinging 60’s is revealed, alongside a touching human story that still resonates today.

84 Charing Cross Road premiered at the Salisbury Playhouse in 1981 before transferring to the West End and Broadway. It was adapted into a film in 1987, starring Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench and Anne Bancroft as Helene, who won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress.

Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis have many years of experience between them – and you can tell these two are masters of their craft. They light up the stage as Helene and Frank, giving performances full of heart, warmth and humour.
Cambridge News

Clive Francis is utterly professional, beautifully nuanced, a charming performance.
East Anglian Times