written and produced by Kashyap Raja
Josh and Mary are friends. Josh lives in London and Mary in Argentina. They meet for a brief period in London and promise to write letters to each other and to never use Facebook, Instagram or emails.
Whilst they are apart, Josh gets fired from his job and travels to India and Mary falls in love with an Irish man. Their bond grows stronger as they share the most intrinsic details of their lives through letters. An unexpected event in Mary’s life challenges the virtue of their friendship and makes them question what they really mean for each other.
In Letters, Raja creates a world that is devoid of the transitory nature of instant messaging and brings back the nostalgic era of writing letters. It reminds us that some connections are so pure that they have the power to transcend time and distance.
Kashyap Raja is an Indian playwright. He completed his Masters in writing from City University of London and has been writing, directing and producing plays in London for the past five years, including at the Edinburgh and Camden Fringe festivals. His last play, Version 2.0, was performed at the Leicester Square Theatre.
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as a play, it really worked for me on every level. The writing and acting were totally engaging and I was quickly invested in the story of Mary and Josh…hopefully, this lovely play will be back doing the rounds very soon. ★★★★★ LondonTheatre1
The show is remarkably convincing, both in its use of the longhand letter as a means of modern communication, and in the very varied expressions of human emotions, whether raw, refined, or something in between. ★★★★ LondonTheatre1
Letters by Kashyap Raja
Directed by Kashyap Raja
Light and Set Design: Monika Gravagno
Alina Illin, Tom Everatt