Kneehigh’s production of Noël Coward’s ‘Brief Encounter.’ Adapted and directed by Emma Rice. will play The Lowry Tue 20 – Sat 24 February 2018.
A chance meeting in a railway station café. Where they were brought together by Laura ‘getting a little piece of grit in my eye’. Led to one of the most haunting and heart-breaking love stories ever told.
The award-winning Kneehigh production of Noël Coward’s ‘Brief Encounter,’ which was originally produced at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Triumphed in the West End in 2008 and subsequently received great critical acclaim on Broadway. Went on to tour worldwide. It was described by Ben Brantley in the New York Times as ‘surely the most enchanting work of stagecraft ever inspired by a movie.’
Emma Rice said, “I’ve always loved getting lost in the dark. The cinema is one of the best places to do it. However, a film doesn’t change. It carries on whether you are there or not; performances are captured forever, never altering.
“My production of ‘Brief Encounter’ combines the romance of cinema with all that live theatre can offer. Magic, passion, surprise, suggestion and naughtiness. I carry this show in my heart and couldn’t be more excited to return. To this heart-pounding production. Radical and romantic, nostalgic but oh, so relevant – let passions ignite!”
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