|Clive Francis and Stefanie Powers to star in 84 Charing Cross Road Tour|
Preview: 84 Charing Cross Road at Darlington Hippodrome
HOLLYWOOD LEGEND COMING TO DARLINGTON
Hollywood and Broadway legend, Stefanie Powers, stars in a major new production of 84 Charing Cross Road coming to Darlington Hippodrome from Wednesday 23 May.
Adapted from Helene Hanff's best-selling book, 84 Charing Cross Road has been delighting audiences since it's premiere in 1981. A tender and heart-warming take of transatlantic friendship, this 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 resonates today.
Stefanie Powers plays Helene Hanff. A star of stage and screen with a career spanning over 50 years, Powers is best known for her 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 stars opposite Stefanie Powers in the role of Frank Doel. Clive’s recent credits include Les Blancs (National Theatre), Enron, The Madness of King George III (West End), The Queen and Mr Turner; and most recently as Lord Salisbury in the award-winning Netflix series The Crown.
84 Charing Cross Road runs at Darlington Hippodrome from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 May, to book call 01325 405405 or visit www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk