Letters Live, the event celebrating the very best in literary correspondence, returned to Hay Festival yesterday with the sort of star-studded cast we’ve come to expect. The format is simple. Various striking letters are performed by a series of stars in front of a live audience.
In the case of yesterday’s session, the performers represented a who’s who of British acting royalty, with Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, Maxine Peake, Toby Jones, Louise Brealey and Mark Strong all taking to the stage to narrate. Here they are backstage…
For any Hay festival goers who missed last night’s performance, this afternoon delivers another – and for those unable to attend, Letters Live has continued to tweet out pictures from behind the scenes.