This second of this year’s all-star readings celebrates the power of persuasion and words. From calls to arms to demands for peace, from letters of love and sex to power and tragedy, and from cries of freedom to words of inspiration, this performance captures the voices of prophets and politicians, rebels and tyrants, soldiers and statesman. Speeches' is inspired by Simon Sebag Montefiore’s new book which will be published in October. The historian's latest anthology is Written in History: Letters that Changed the World. The full cast will be announced on the day.