A musical adaptation for the stage by Emma Rice, a dazzling adaptation of the greatest love story of all time.
When a chance encounter in a train station tearoom kindles a timid, yet passionate, love affair between a married doctor and a suburban housewife, the two are forced to question if it’s worth risking everything for the sake of love.
Tender and joyous, this show has all the drama of the original masterpiece with added live music, comedy and spectacle, taking you on a rollercoaster ride through all of love’s beautiful complications.
Brief Encounter is adapted by award-winning theatre-maker Emma Rice, directed by the New Wolsey Theatre’s new Chief Executive Douglas Rintoul (Made in Dagenham, Private Lives and All My Sons), and brought to you by the producers behind The Ladykillers and The Worst Wedding Ever.
A New Wolsey Theatre and Wiltshire Creative Production, in association with Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.
BRIEF ENCOUNTER has an age guidance of 12+ and contains smoking, loud noises, moments of audience interaction and moderate sex references.
Please Note: Throughout the show, several of the cast will play more than one role. There will also be loud sound effects throughout, including waves crashing, train noises, bells ringing, wind blowing, thunder and music.
Captioned Performance – Wed 24 May, 7.30pm. Those making use of the captioning screens should avoid seats in rows B to E of the Pit.
Audio Described Performance – Audio description will be available for all performances
BSL Interpreted Performance – Sat 27 May, 2pm. Those making use of the BSL interpreter would be best placed in rows F to L in the Pit, Boxes G to S in the Dress Circle or Boxes G to Q in the Upper Circle