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Posting Letters to the Moon

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Romantic, Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing, Intelligent

About the show

A romantic, comic, and touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming. More…

Their daughter, Lucy Fleming, alongside her own husband, Simon Williams, reads these touching and amusing letters that tell of Celia’s experiences during the war: coping with a large isolated house full of evacuated children, learning to drive a tractor, dealing with rationing, holidays in Cornwall where she took to surfing, and all the while accepting offers, when she could get away, to act — for David Lean, Noël Coward, wartime propaganda films, and ultimately starring in the classic film "Brief Encounter."

Member Reviews (15)


Romantic, Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing, Intelligent
Avg Score

Heart-warming, Inspiring, Well read, Barebones, Charming

See it if you are interested in British life during WWII. Engaging reminder of sacrifices by brave, good people. Letters well read. Some projections.

Don't see it if you want somethg big. PLTM is modest in prodn values, but packs a punch. Truly lovely. Perfect for Anglophiles. Humor/loss/love/drudgery.

Resonant, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if If you like a well written, well acted play that is based on letters written during war time. Very moving

Don't see it if If you did not like A R Gurney s love letters or a show like it.

Romantic, Great acting, Great writing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Brits Off B'way entry. Lucy Fleming (and husband) reads wartime correspondence, with projections, between her famous parents.Lucky 2 witness

Don't see it if This could be "Love Lettres 2" with its monologues, if it weren't for the historical weight of Lucy Fleming delivering a timeless portrait.

Romantic, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You are interested about letters written during WWII that tells about life during that time in British.

Don't see it if If you have no interested in time period. Just reading and some pictures shown.

Also Its about two people who loved each other and missing each other durin... Read more Read less

Romantic, One of the most delightful evenings of theatre i've had in a long time, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy epistolary theatre. Lucy Fleming and her husband, Simon Williams are a joy portraying Lucy's parents.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy epistolary theatre or if you need lush scenic design. This piece is for those who love words.

Touching, Charming, Romantic, Delightful

See it if you like gentle love stories.In this troubled time, I think we need to remember that life goes on, love & honor matter.

Don't see it if you don't like small, intimate stories.


See it if You're interested in two very sweet actors sharing a story that's personal to them.

Don't see it if You don't want a production that only amounts to a staged reading of an unfortunately dull tale.

Slow, Romantic, Historic, Sweet

See it if You want to engage in a sweet story between two people in love and how they managed through the difficulties of being apart in WWII

Don't see it if You want high production value or staging - this is 2 people sitting, reading from a music stand with some photos projected behind them


See it if you are interested in a very simple telling of a love story told primarily through the reading of letters.

Don't see it if you are looking to have a similar experience to Gurney's masterful "Love Letters",or are not looking for what is basically a staged reading.

Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you want to spend an evening with two (or four) charming people. You’ll come away wishing you had known them, and feel almost as if you did.

Don't see it if you want to see a fully staged play, not a reading with slide projections, or you want something longer than 75 minutes.

Refreshing, Intelligent, Funny, Delightful

See it if Beautifully done with excellent and lovely acting and a look back at an important time in WW2. Touching, moving, and with such insights.

Don't see it if If WW2 does not interest you or the feelings and emotions of those caught up in it .

Romantic, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You can enjoy well written personal descriptions, from the heart, about the difficulties of living through WW2.

Don't see it if You prefer full blown plays with more characters...and less personal dialogue.

Also The writer's daughter and her husband gave lovely, relaxed performance... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of Celia Johnson, the movie Brief Encounter, and life during WWII.

Don't see it if you are looking for a high-energy show... this is a quiet, thoughtful memory play.

Resonant, Romantic, Intelligent

See it if Love letters during WW II between famous actress and her husband. Interesting perspective

Don't see it if Fairly slow programs... dialog only with no script but reading letters.

During previews
Romantic, Exquisite, Letters, the lost art of, Informal, Affectionate

See it if you enjoy the epistolary form or are interested in the everyday British experience in World War 2 through the eyes of a writer and actress.

Don't see it if you're looking for a polished production; this is a reading of letters and narrative, as compiled by the protagonists' daughter.

Also The experience of war through the lens of extraordinary people who can... Read more Read less

May 20th, 2019
"Metro area audiences will relish the opportunity to see this show that is an insight into the lives of two very interesting people and a reflection of the times...Lucy Fleming and Simon Williams' performance is splendid. They capture the genuine feeling of the letters and provide an informative ...
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May 20th, 2019
"Anyone looking for a civilized ninety minutes of adult amusement can't go wrong with this lovely, casual piece...That these letters are being read by Celia and Peter's daughter and son-in-law only adds to the poignancy of the experience...Both stars are relaxed, engaging personalities, with the ...
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May 23rd, 2019
"It’s a rare and heartening experience to get reacquainted, on a quite personal level, with British film star Celia Johnson...You couldn’t really call this production a play. It’s a reading, supplemented with interjections and projections. However, this particular pair brings two extraordinary li...
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May 22nd, 2019
"The epistolary 'Posting Letters to the Moon' may, on the face of it, make one think of A. R. Gurney's 'Love Letters' or Helene Hanff's '84 Charing Cross Road.' But unlike those two memorable plays, 'PLTTM' as 'compiled' by Lucy Fleming, whose mother was the British actress Celia Johnson and whos...
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