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Two comic legends head to Norwich Theatre in Ladies of Letters

Only Fools and Horses actresses Tessa Peake-Jones and co-star Gwyneth Strong team up in the stage adaptation of Ladies of Letters!


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Only Fools and Horses actresses Tessa Peake-Jones, who played Raquel in the hit comedy and co-star Gwyneth Strong, who played Cassandra, team up in the stage adaptation of Ladies of Letters heading to Norwich Theatre Royal 28 June – 2 July 

They play Irene Spencer and Vera Small, two widows who have forged a frenemy relationship through the lost art of letter writing. 

The two ladies tackle the biggest issues of the day, from climate change protests and accidental imprisonment to handy recipes for tasty petit fours and how to get stains out of slacks. With sharpened quills, they both try to outdo each other in their letters. But in reality, they are both lonely, taken for granted by their families, and their correspondence is a lifeline for them: despite all the unspoken animosity, they need each other. 

Ladies of Letters has been adapted from the long-running and loved TV and radio series by acclaimed writer Jonathan Harvey. It is a riotously funny, sharply observant comedy about women finding their voices later in life. 

Don’t miss an opportunity to see Ladies of Letters at Norwich Theatre Royal from 28 June – 2 July. For more information or book, please head to or call the Norwich Theatre Box Office on 01603 630 000.