‘Posting Letters to the Moon with Lucy Fleming and Simon Williams' will be at Thornbury Arts Festival on Saturday 30th September

Sep 11, 2023
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Posting letters to the moon

Clive Conway productions presents ‘Posting Letters to the Moon' with Lucy Fleming and Simon Williams; this event takes place as part of the Thornbury Arts Festival.

An evening of wartime letters between the actress Celia Johnson and her husband Peter Fleming read by their daughter, Lucy Fleming, and Simon Williams. 

‘‘Voiced with effortless charm by Lucy Fleming and the witty and debonair Simon Williams.” - Harry Forbes

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, occasional holidays in Cornwall where she took to surfing, and all the while accepting offers, when she could get away to act for David Lean, Noel Coward, wartime propaganda films, broadcasts, all sorts, and ultimately in 1945 starring in the classic film Brief Encounter.

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 that time of true austerity and fearfulness.

“An extraordinary evening. Intimate, poignant and deeply moving; one of the most memorable evenings in theatre I have ever had” - J. Deal 

Show Date and Venue

Venue: Marlwood School, Alveston

Date: Saturday 30th September

Time: 19:30pm

Booking link: https://tickets.thornburyartsfestival.org.uk/product_info.php?cPath=137&products_id=2011