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Brief Encounter review - sparkling revival of Emma Rice's forbidden romance

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Watermill theatre, Newbury
Polished production brings Rice's innovative adaptation of the classic film to life, with an electric central partnership and personality to spare Emma Rice's esteemed adaptation of David Lean's classic 1945 film, Brief Encounter , that merged elements of the Noël Coward one-act play, Still Life, was first performed by Kneehigh in 2008 and widely praised for its innovativeness. Thirteen years later, in a new production directed by Robert Kirby for The Watermill theatre, it manages to be just as engaging. After an accidental meeting in the train station cafe...
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