Faces of Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis


Tue 26 - Sat 30 June 2018
Tickets £19 - £39*

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Hollywood and Broadway legend, Stefanie Powers, returns to Cambridge to reprise her role as Helene Hanff as part of a major new UK tour of 84 Charing Cross Road, alongside Clive Francis as Frank Doel.

Adapted from Helene Hanff’s best-selling book, 84 Charing Cross Road is a tender and heartwarming tale of transatlantic friendship. The bittersweet comedy is based on the extraordinary true story of the remarkable relationship that developed over 20 years between a vivacious New York writer and a London bookseller. Through their exchange of humorous and often intimate correspondence a snapshot of Britain from the post-war 1940’s to the swinging 60’s is revealed, alongside a touching human story that still deeply resonates today.

84 Charing Cross Road premiered at the Salisbury Playhouse in 1981 before transferring to the West End and Broadway. It was adapted into a film in 1987, starring Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench and Anne Bancroft as Helene, who won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress. 

This major new UK tour also features Fiona Bruce (The Snow Queen), Loren O’Dair (The Grinning Man, King Lear), William Oxborrow (I Happen To Like New York), Samantha Sutherland (The Recruiting Officer) and Ben Tolly (Dusty).

Don’t miss the chance to see Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis in this iconic play.

Show photography 2018 (c) Richard Hubert Smith.

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Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including an interval


Tuesday – Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £19/£29/£34/£39*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £19/£29/£34*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee

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Stefanie Powers (Helene Hanff)

Stefanie Powers plays Helene Hanff. A star of stage and screen with a career spanning over 50 years, Powers is best known for her iconic role opposite Robert Wagner in Hart to Hart, which ran over 5 series and 8 TV movies between 1979 and 1996. Her extensive film and TV credits include McLintock!, The Magnificent Seven Ride Again, The Rockford Files, The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Girl From U.N.C.L.E

Clive Francis (Frank Doel)

Clive Francis’ recent theatre credits include An Inspector Calls (West End), Les Blancs (National Theatre) and Enron; on screen he has appeared in The Queen, Mr Turner and most recently as Lord Salisbury in the award-winning Netflix series, The Crown.

Helene Hanff (Author)
James Roose-Evans (Adaptor)
Richard Beecham (Director)
Norman Coates (Designer)


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  • 'The play is an American love letter to Britain and English literature…Staged on a set of bookshop shelves, it is funny, old-fashioned and surprisingly poignant'

  • 'A glorious love letter to literature…Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis light up the stage'

  • 'A heartwarming tale of yesteryear'

  • 'A thoroughly sweet and charming piece… Enjoyable and uplifting to watch

  • 'A joy to watch. The charming story of a beautiful friendship'