09 - 20 Jul


The 100 Year Old Letter

Funny Intriguing Moving


09 - 20 Jul


The 100 Year Old Letter

Funny Intriguing Moving

show info
cast & Artistic team
venue details

A letter has finally been delivered to its destination – more than a century after it was written…”

In 1916 Christabel Mennell writes a letter of apology to Katie Marsh. It’s finally delivered in 2021 and, when handed to the press in 2023, it becomes a global news sensation.

Travelling from Bath to London via two world wars and two pandemics the unreceived letter of apology sparked people’s imaginations and opened up a fascinating local mystery: 

What was the apology for? 

Who were the two women? 

What was their connection to Crystal Palace and Croydon?

And what became of them in the intervening century?

Inspired by the letter, research by the Norwood Society and their own deep dive into history, Good Wolf peel back the layers of time to reveal a story – both funny and moving – of war, faith, friendship and porridge oats.

Please note that this is a community theatre production


Artistic Team


Johnny Handscombe

The Bridge House Theatre, 2 High Street, Penge, SE20 8RZ

Less than a minute from Penge West station. Also not far from Penge East and Crystal Palace stations. The theatre is situated on the first floor of the Bridge House Pub and is currently only accessible by stairs. If you have accessibility issues please email and we will do our best to assist you.

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