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A sparkling reimagining of the Coward classic Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter adapted for the stage by Emma Rice

22nd - 26th Nov 2022

Event info

Start Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £15.00 Concessions: £13.00 Children: £13.00


After a chance meeting in a provincial railway station café, respectable housewife Laura and local doctor Alec tumble head-first into a passionate love affair.

In their stolen time together, their whirlwind romance is urgent and all-encompassing, but are they willing to risk everything for love and tear their lives apart?

Emma Rice’s sparklingly romantic script reimagines Noël Coward’s famous tale of love and heartache for the stage. Playful and funny, the drama also retains the bittersweet romance of the original, and includes Coward’s songs which provide a perfect period musical backdrop.


Adapted from the play STILL LIFE and the screenplay BRIEF ENCOUNTER, both by Noël Coward.

Originally commissioned by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers & Cineworld who first presented Kneehigh’s production of Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter in 2008.

Songs and verse are by Noël Coward.

The original music and musical arrangements are by Stu Barker.

This amateur production of “Brief Encounter” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.


The Company -

Alec Harvey Sam Hinton

Laura Jesson Sara Jo Harrison

Fred Jesson/Johnnie Pete McAndrew

Beryl Emma Jane Robson

Myrtle Baggot Sarah Scott

Stanley Sam Burrell

Albert Godby Paul Carding

Waitress/Margaret Aimee McKay

Bobbie Charlie Hope

Mary Alice Dalgleish

Hermione/Dolly Karen Elliott

Bill Tony Sehgal

Stephen Lynn Ben Ostell

The Band –

Shona Newey: Accordion, Piano

Andy Aiken: Double Bass, Guitar

Tony Sehgal: Violin, Ukulele, Guitar

Rye Mattick: Flute, Bassoon

Mishka Bari-Jones: Drums

Tracey Lucas: Preshow Piano

Production Team –

Director Anna Dobson

Musical Director Shona Newey

Choreographer Maya Torres

Assistant Director Tracey Lucas

Stage Manager Lesley Heckels-Thompson

Assistant Stage Manager Lauren Allison

Wardrobe Sarah Pearson

Lighting Design Claire Brissenden

Lighting Operation Claire Brissenden Philip Bradley

Projection Xander Brouwer

Sound Kate Scott

Set Design Stewart Dives Kaila Moyers

Master Builder Sands Dobson

Building Team Stewart Dives

Alan Potts Josh Gray Luke Durham

Set Painting Stewart Dives Sands Dobson Debbie Higgins Helen Bridgett Judith Proctor Kristian Wilson Eleanor Brophy Minnie Dobson

Properties Karen Elliott Maggie Childs Kay Worswick Sheila Bone

Puppets Stewart Dives

Rehearsal Prompt Pat Haggerty

Wigs by Wiggy Production

Photos Mark Burden

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