Brief Encounter

Date(s) - 25 Sep 2013
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre

Booking details at Please don’t forget to request seats with a good view of the caption screens, at time of booking.

Presented by State Theatre Company and Medina Apartment Hotels in association with Arts Projects Australia & Adelaide Festival Centre
By Noël Coward and adapted by Kneehigh Theatre

We are thrilled to host the Australian premiere of the West End and Broadway hit, Brief Encounter in its original production. Switching seamlessly between theatre and film using a combination of Coward’s original stage play Still Life and David Lean’s classic 1945 film Brief Encounter (which starred Trevor Howard & Celia Johnson), Emma Rice and the legendary UK company Kneehigh Theatre (The Red Shoes), take us back to a bygone age of romance and the silver screen.

When Laura, a married woman travelling into town to shop, gets a speck of coal dust in her eye, handsome Dr. Alec Harvey is quick to help her. From this chance encounter an irresistible passion sparks and grows.

But their romance is destined to end prematurely as their situation is irreconcilable: both are married, have children and are bound by devotion to their families.

In Kneehigh’s version, the love story of Laura and Alec is paralleled by two other couples also playing out their lives and loves in the famous railway station tearoom. These intertwined narratives are also interspersed with some of Noël Coward’s typically debonair and witty songs, to create a breathtaking, delightfully funny and touching show that showcases all of Kneehigh’s trademark theatrical invention and knockabout humour.

Nominated for 4 Olivier & 2 Tony Awards.

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