Developed by Uninvited Guests and produced by Fuel, Love Letters At Home takes the well-worn Our Tune concept from the old days and uses it to develop a show where, no matter what’s going on and whether we are together and apart, it is always 14 February, no matter what we call it.
Attendees were invited to submit their own dedications and song choices, whether to lovers, family or friends, current or former, wherever they may be. Hosts Richard Duffy (in London) and Jess Hoffmann (in Bristol) led proceedings by raising a toast to lovers, and read the dedications.
We were asked to find someone’s eyes to gaze into, to remember our families, to celebrate and reflect on those who had impact on us. There were moments of laughter and of tears. Song choices were varied but largely consisted of traditional love songs from different time periods.
Love Letters At Home was about remembering “the joy, the sorrow, the passion and the ache” of being in love – but also, acknowledging the strange circumstances in which lockdown has left us, of losing touch with friends and family.
Love and friendship does make us all wordsmiths, and by opening up our intimate thoughts and feelings about spouses, parents miles apart, friends we lost along the way, we cannot help but come closer together.
Beautifully done, if you don’t find that sort of thing unbearable. I liked the idea of a community coming together to collaborate, open their hearts, and toast what makes life so special – the companionship of others.
Love Letters At Home is live-streamed on Zoom and you can book at Fuel Theatre’s website.
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