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84 Charing Cross Road

Author: James Roose-Evans, adapted from the book by Helene Hanff

Summary: 84 Charing Cross Road is a warm and witty play based on twenty years of correspondence between New York writer, Helene Hanff, and London antiquarian bookseller, Frank Doel. In 1949, in search of obscure English books, Hanff contacts Marks and Co. at the now-famous London address; so begins a long-distance, long-lasting epistolary friendship with Doel and others at the bookshop. Like the bestselling book and Bafta-winning film, the play is moving and funny and touches on topics from high literature to post-War rationing, the Brooklyn Dodgers to Yorkshire pudding.

Dates and times: Wednesday 10 to Saturday 13 February 2010 at 8 pm, Sunday 14 February at 3 pm, Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 February at 6.30 pm, Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 February at 8 pm

Ticket prices: $22 adults, $20 seniors and students, $15 Stagecraft members, $12 school students. Two tickets for $22 on the first Thursday for all ticket categories.


  • Helene Hanff - Rachel Burt
  • Frank Doel - John Chalmers
  • Cecily Farr - Amy Whiterod
  • Megan Wells - Stefanie Bath
  • William Humphries (Bill) - Alan Carabott
  • Maxine Stuart - Ange Fitzharris
  • Mr Martin - Brian Howard
  • Joan Todd - Nan Sanders
  • Thomas - Andrew Cross

Crew: Tabitha Arthur (director, photography), Iona Anderson (production manager), Joy Hellyer (stage manager), Andrew Cross (assistant stage manager), Jane Arthur (books coordinator, prompt), Barry Meyers (sound designer), Rebecca, Daniel and Joanna Weatherhead (sound operator, lighting operator), Devon Heaphy (lighting designer), Meredith Dooley (wardrobe coordinator), Nan Sanders, Marisa King (wardrobe assistant), Sam Perry (set coordinator), Jackie Brasfield (props coordinator), Zelda McKay, Stephen Fearnley (props), Elizabeth Marshall (accent coach), Chris Williamson (photographer), Terry Binding (front of house manager)


  • See below for Tanya Piejus' review
  • See below for Ewen Coleman's review

Last updated 2 November 2013
84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road

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