Posting Letters To The Moon
An afternoon of wartime letters between the actress Celia Johnson and her husband Peter Fleming read by their daughter, Lucy Fleming, and Simon Williams.
These touching and amusing letters from Celia to her husband tell of her experiences during the war – from coping with a large isolated house full of evacuated children, learning to drive a tractor, dealing with rationing, becoming an auxiliary police-woman and all the while accepting offers, when she could get away, to act – for David Lean, Noel Coward, wartime propaganda films and broadcasts, and ultimately in 1945 starring in the classic Brief Encounter for which she received an Oscar nomination. Peter Fleming was away for most of the war – he writes about his adventures and trials working on deception in India and the Far East.
Not only are the letters highly engaging but they also provide a fascinating historical insight into a time of true austerity and fearfulness.
‘It was a joy to discover these letters, and I hope you will find them as funny and moving as I do.’
British Theatre Guide
‘I wasn’t prepared for how funny the letters were, nor how touching. Those war years seem to have formed one of those rare Elizabethan-like pockets of time which imbues everyone with humour, articulacy, honesty.’
Presented in Association with Clive Conway Productions
Reserved covered seating
£21.50 (Friends and Castle Members £19.35)
Reserved Uncovered Seating
£20.50 (Friends and Castle Members £18.45)
£19.50 (Friends and Castle Members £17.55)
A limited number of grass tickets are available for those who wish to keep away from our allocated seats.
Please note the view from these areas is restricted. Call the box office to book on 07379 488477.
Discounted Joint Theatre and Gardens ticket
The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle Kent TN8 7NG
Wed 3 August