About us

The Letter Room is a theatre company in the North East telling stories full of raucous live music. We are committed to creating fearless, boundary-breaking music theatre, one that captures the energy of a night out and the intimacy of live performance.


The Letter Room are a company of Actor-Musicians, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We are Associate Artists of The Lowry.

 

We devise and tell stories about what it means to be our generation in the world today. And we use music to tell them. We want to make our shows feel like an event. Imagine mixing Baz Lurhmann’s films and Kneehigh’s theatre with that energy and sweaty excitement of a night out. We play around with eras and genres, from 20’s Gypsy Jazz to Bluegrass to Northern Soul, to mash them together and create something new.

 

The company have made 4 original shows and our work has been made with and supported by Northern Stage, The Lowry, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shoreditch Town Hall, New Wolsey, Underbelly, Mental Health Charity Mind.

 

We ahve received commendations from the Musical Theatre Networks Awards and the Guardian listed ‘No Miracles Here’, as one of the “10 Shows to See” at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. Our ‘Club Bonenkai’ Nights – which combine theatre, music and speakeasy cabaret and a night at the pub – sell out across the North East.

The Letter Room’s Founding Members are:

Michael Blair

Alice Blundell

Maria Crocker

Meghan Doyle

Stan Hodgson

Alex Tahnee