This special event is the reading of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her husband Peter Fleming read by their daughter Lucy Fleming with Simon Williams, both actors in the Archers
This is a romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming) posted to India and the Far East during the war ‘as far away as the moon’ working for Military Intelligence.
The letters are read by their daughter Lucy Fleming (Miranda in The Archers, Survivors) and her husband Simon Williams (Justin in The Archers, EastEnders, Upstairs Downstairs) and give an insight into a young mother’s life coping during the war, mixed with wonderful stories about Celia Johnson working with Noel Coward and David Lean, leading to her starring role in the classic film Brief Encounter in 1945.
‘[A] simply spellbinding performance…..revealing an abundance of love and affection between ordinary people caught in extraordinary times…. a theatrical gem’ ~ The British Theatre Guide.
£12 advance / £15 on the door + 50p restoration levy. 10% off for Theatre Friends.
Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.
Online: click on link above
In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres
Over the phone: 01297 442138
Booking fee may apply. Read more here.