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Lydia & Maynard: Love Letters

Helena Bonham Carter and Tobias Menzies

Monday 25 May 7:30PM
Tickets: £10 – £50


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Helena Bonham Carter and Tobias Menzies Charleston Festival Image

‘My Loppy, my Lydochka, my miele, my poupsik, my tail, my buzzing bee…’ (John Maynard Keynes to Lydia Lopokova)

In a specially commissioned piece to mark the end of this year’s Charleston Festival, Helena Bonham Carter and Tobias Menzies read the intense love letters that passed between Lydia Lopokova, star of the Ballets Russes, and brilliant economist John Maynard Keynes.

Full of humour, tenderness and passion, this performance charts the happiest and healthiest marriage of the Bloomsbury group. Compiled by Holly Dawson.

‘When I am on the Downs in the morning I feel that I am having a cocktail with God. I roll with the grass and the hangings and wonder if I am losing time.’ (Lydia Lopokova to John Maynard Keynes)




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