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Letters Live is back next month and so's the Cumberbatch

Andrzej Lukowski

It would almost be easier to list the stars who haven’t just been announced for the 2016 edition of ‘Letters Live’ – the theatrical event in which your favourite stars read a series of funny, heart-breaking, silly real-life letters of note out-loud – than the ones that are.

Almost, but not quite: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen, Caitlin Moran, Gillian Anderson, John Bishop, Jarvis Cocker, Olivia Colman, Russell Brand and Louise Brealey are just some of the participants who’ll chip in over the course of the show’s run at the Freemason’s Hall. So pretty darn good, then.

The organisers are keeping tighter-lipped than usual about what the actual readings will be this time. But you know, they'll be good, and frankly who cares when FAMOUS PEOPLE.

One you can expect not to see is Kylie Minogue reading Nick Cave’s infamous 1996 letter to MTV, asking that his nomination of Best Male Artist at that year’s MTV Europe Awards be withdrawn.

But we’ve got it right here as an exclusive. 

‘Letters Live’ runs March 10 to 15  

Tickets are on sale here 


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