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84 Charing Cross Rd

"Charming, charming, charming... A gently touching hands across the sea chronicle, sentimental in the best sense of the word."

The New York Daily News

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama

  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
This wonderful show is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature.

The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen who has shown her gratitude through the years by sending "care packages" to the staff of Marks & Co.

REVIEWS:

"Charming, charming, charming... A gently touching hands across the sea chronicle, sentimental in the best sense of the word."

The New York Daily News

"Warm, moving, civilized. A wonderful evening on Broadway."

WABC TV

"An evening of enchantment and charm the like of which is rarely encountered in the theatre."

 What's On in London

  • Casting: 3M, 4F
  • Casting Attributes: Expandable casting
  • Casting Notes: Plus 1M extra

  • HELENE HANFF
    FRANK DOEL
    CECILY FARR
    MEGAN WELLS
    GEORGE MARTIN
    WILLIAM HUMPHRIES
    MAXINE STUART
    JOAN TODD
    MATTHEW
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    This wonderful show is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature.

    The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen who has shown her gratitude through the years by sending "care packages" to the staff of Marks & Co.

    $24.95