Love Letters at Home

Uninvited Guests & Fuel Created by Uninvited Guests

Livestreamed Mon 16 - Wed 18 Aug

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About

In response to our desire for connection in an age of distance, Uninvited Guests brings you a completely digital, wholly personal and wonderfully live experience in Love Letters at Home.

In Uninvited Guests’ signature performance style, Love Letters at Home shifts between theatre and feeling like a real social event. Songs and stories gathered from the audience are presented together as a shared declaration of love: toasts are made, speeches are given, dances are danced, for you and with you.

Before the show, you will be invited to send in music requests and to write dedications to those you love or care about, and these are worked into the performance. Each show is unique to the group of people in the audience each night – their memories, their current and past loves or friendships, their emotions, laid bare for everyone to witness, acknowledge and support.

An antidote to isolation, join us online via Zoom as we raise our glasses to long lost loves and current lovers, to mums and dads, and to absent friends.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

Image by Jonathan Bewley.


Reviews

'There is something so sincere and so utterly simple about Uninvited Guests' piece that you can't help but fall in love with it, not least because it makes you fall in love with everybody else in the room.'
★★★★★ Guardian

'At this mercurial show's best, every declaration of love and sorrow resonates with everyone in the room. It is a marvellous piece of theatre that blowtorches away Britishness and forces you to feel.'
★★★★★ Time Out

'The most powerful theatrical event I saw was all about music and how it operates on our memories. Uninvited Guests and Fuel presented Love Letters Straight From Your Heart in which an audience limited to 30 were involved in sharing love stories, singing along and staring into each other’s eyes. Almost everyone wept.’
Financial Times

'At the performance I attended, there were testimonies of love for an adored girlfriend; for a disabled child; for a paternally abused and suicidal sister. I don't think I have ever wept so much in a show, just seeing others quietly trying not to cry when it came to their contribution... The sense of collective sympathy created (without any group‐therapy chat) is profoundly comforting, and it's combined with surprisingly delightful light relief.'
Independent on Sunday


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Credits

  • DirectorPaul Clarke
  • PerformersJessica Hoffman and Richard Dufty

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