Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis are to star in a new production of 84 Charing Cross Road on tour in the UK from May 2018.
A tender and heart-warming tale of transatlantic friendship, 84 Charing Cross Road is a bittersweet comedy 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 1940s to the swinging 60s is revealed, alongside a touching human story that still resonates today.
This new tour of 84 Charing Cross Road will star Stefanie Powers as Helene Hanff and Clive Francis as Frank Doel.
Stefanie Powers plays Helene Hanff. Powers is best known for her role opposite Robert Wagner in Hart to Hart, which ran over 5 series and 8 TV movies between 1979 and 1996. Theatre credits include Gotta Dance (BOA Theater, Chicago), On Golden Pond (UK tour), Sunset Boulevard (Ogunquit Playhouse), and The King And I (US and UK tour). Her extensive film and TV credits include McLintock!, The Magnificent Seven Ride Again, The Rockford Files, The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.
Clive Francis plays Frank Doel. Recent theatre credits include An Inspector Calls (Playhouse Theatre), Les Blancs (National Theatre) The Slaves of Solitude (Hampstead Theatre) and Thark (Park Theatre). For television his credits include The Crown, The Queen New Tricks, My Family, Wycliffe, Sharpe’s Company and The Ten Percenters and; for film The Masterful Hermit, Mr Turner and The Lost City of Z.
The rest of the cast comprises Fiona Bruce as Mrs Todd, Loren O’Dair plays Maxine/Megan, William Oxborrow plays Mr Martin, Samantha Sutherland plays Cecily Farr and Ben Tolley plays Bill Humphries/Alvin.
84 Charing Cross Road is presented by Cambridge Arts Theatre in collaboration with Lee Dean and Salisbury Playhouse. New adaptation by James Roose-Evans and directed by Richard Beecham.
84 CHARING CROSS ROAD TOUR 2018
23 – 26 May 2018
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
29 May – 2 June 2018
Malvern Festival Theatre
4 – 9 June 2018
11 – 16 June 2018
18 – 23 June 2018
Cambridge Arts Theatre
26 – 30 June 2018
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