A one-woman show about love and how the nation finds it.

Using songs, recorded interviews, found love letters, poetry and stories, Love Letters from Blackpool tells a comic tale of Blackpool.

With songs, stories and recorded interviews, Ruth E Cockburn answers the age-old questions: What is love? Where do we find it? And how do we keep it?

This acclaimed self-penned work has charmed people from all over the country to fall back in love with Blackpool, or even fall in love for the very first time.

Love Letters from Blackpool was originally commissioned for the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester.

About Ruth E Cockburn

Ruth grew up in Blackpool. She found quickly that in Blackpool you could have one of three jobs. A singer, a stripper or a sales person. She giggles when she’s naked, is crap at sales, so tried singing instead. This led her to become over the years a comedian, street artist, actor, drag act and subsequently a theatre maker. You could say that Blackpool has made her the person she is today.

Ruth has performed in venues all over the country from the National Theatre, The Comedy Store, Shakespeare’s Globe, right through to working men’s clubs in Wigan and community centres in Cumbria. She’s done them all and is now coming to The Met with her acclaimed show to tell some stories she’s found along the way.

Dates & Times

Last session: Thu 24 Jan 2019 at 7:30 PM - This event has now passed
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Suitable for ages 14+

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“Impossible not to be won over by this hosts charm”


“She's a real talent”

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