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Letters To Emma

Letters To Emma


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Lizzie Wofford and Heather Westwell

Emma is a final year student. Her boyfriend has left, her parents are a nightmare, her nan has more fun than she does, and she never actually sees any of her friends. Now Dr Jones is demanding her dissertation. The deadline looms and Emma finds herself more and more immersed in the internet as she researches the life and work of eighteenth-century Lichfield writer Anna Seward. But cyberspace is a frightening place to be lost and the real world becomes harder and harder to find.

Letters to Emma is an eerie tale of our time where the ghosts have found a new place to hide.

Letters to Emma attempts to show Anna Seward as the remarkable woman she was, within the context of the time in which she lived and wrote. It takes considerable dramatic licence with the order of events in her life, but uses as many of her own words as possible to allow her to express her ideas and views.

Emma lives in a world of the internet where communication via social media is the norm. Recent studies have shown that intense use of social media can lead to mental illness, and university students are increasingly reporting issues with their mental health.






Tues 3 - Sat 7 Oct | 7.45pm

Sat 7 Oct | 2.45pm 


  • If you love drama, love a mystery, love local theatre, love poetry, love a ghost story, love suspense, love history and love Lichfield – then Letters to Emma is for you!
    Jono's Tourism

  • The comparison between the in yer face Emma and the in your place Anna is quite telling, 1760s against 2017.
    Roger Clarke - Behind the Arras

  • Letters to Emma is a wonderful piece of theatre that should encourage more people to switch off their TV's at home and see what marvels are waiting to be discovered on the live stage.
    Tony Collins - Weekend Notes