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18 June 2012 - 23 June 2012
The Mill Theatre, Dundrum and City Theatre Dublin in association with The Gaiety Theatre present Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, starring Jerry Hall & David Soul, directed by Michael Scott.
 
A.R. Gurney's Love Letters chronicles the relationship between Andy and Melissa solely through their correspondence. The play tells the story of Andrew Makepeace Ladd and Melissa Gardner, whose poignantly funny friendship and ill-fated romance takes them from second grade through adolescence, maturity, and into middle age.

Their words are both hysterical and moving and as the play unfolds the audience comes to know both of them intimately – from their strict WASP upbringing, through later life political aspirations, love affairs, military service and artistic ambitions. At first the two exchange notes and Valentines in grade school, soon replaced by letters and postcards, each of which retains the characters' idiosyncracies. Andy remains instructive, Melissa is defined by her spontaneity, by her ability to speak her mind in print. Even in adulthood she fills her letters with childish effusions.
 
A smash hit both off and on Broadway, Love Letters captures Andy and Melissa with a precision of detail and depth of feeling only Gurney can command.
 
Love Letters is funny, compelling, sad, poignant, and will prove to be an exhilarating and touching night of theatre that will stay in the memory long after the performance ends.
 
Perhaps best known for his role as ‘Hutch’ in the cult television series, Starsky and Hutch, David Soul has also starred in such films as MAGNUM FORCE  with Clint Eastwood and SALEM'S LOT with James Mason while a successful recording career has delivered two UK and U.S. number one hits, Don’t Give Up on Us and Silver Lady. He has also toured in theatre productions of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers (New Zealand & Australia) and Ira Levin’s Deathtrap (U.K.). His West End credits include “the Narrator” in Blood Brothers, “Chance”  in Alan Ayckbourn's COMIC POTENTIAL, “Jerry” in the highly controversial  JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA  and “Mack” in Jerry Herman's musical, MACK & MABEL. He is currently performing a one-man show based on the life and poetry of Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda.

Jerry Hall has been involved in major Hollywood and Broadway productions, appearing in Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ alongside Jack Nicholson, while taking on the role of Mrs. Robinson in a 2000 production of ‘The Graduate’. Most recently, she has appeared in her own reality TV show called ‘Kept’ on VH1, as well as playing Mother Lord in Cole Porter’s ‘High Society’ in the West End.
 
“*****….stylish romance” Daily Mail
"Exhilarating, funny and moving" The Wall Street Journal
"Gurney's virtues...civility, elegance, wit and charm...have seldom been better displayed than they are in Love Letters." New York Daily News
 
 
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Sat 3:00pm
 
 
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Mon Preview €17.50, €25
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