The Letters Project by Gate Theatre

Mon 12 Jul - Tue 31 Aug


The Gate Theatre presents:
The Letters Project

This is a recording of letters written between two strangers - Elizabeth Chan and Irfan Shamji - in Summer 2020 and Summer 2021.

Your life is your life.
Know it while you have it.
You are marvellous.
Irfan to Elizabeth, quoting William Burroughs

It’s an offer. To be still for a moment. To reach out to a stranger.

It can meet you wherever you are.

And I don’t want to pray, but I can picture
the plants deepening right now into the soil,
wanting to live, so I lie down…
among red burying beetles and dirt
that’s been turned and turned like a problem
in the mind.
Elizabeth to Irfan, quoting Ada Lim

Creative Team
Directed by Nina Bowers, Yasmin Hafesji, Ellen McDougall, Hannah Ringham, Moi Tran
Letters written and performed by Elizabeth Chan and Irfan Shamji
Sound Design: Rebekah Alero
Website Design: Erin C. Guan
Design Support: Erin C. Guan
Stage Management Lavinia Serban and Devika Ramcharan

Age recommendation: 14+
Content warnings: Contains references to illness, bereavement and sexual imagery.

Produced by the Gate Theatre
Commissioned by Kensington + Chelsea Festival
Supported by the Jerwood Foundation

Free digital performance

The Letters Project by Gate Theatre