“I want to remember every minute. Always.”
A chance meeting between Laura and Alec in a train station tearoom leads to an impossible love affair. Engulfed by a sea of emotions, will they be swept ashore together, or will the tides of change pull them apart?
Noël Coward’s timeless tale of happiness and heartache is reimagined for the stage in a dazzling new production of this epic love story. With music and movement to make your heart soar, this playful and inventive production will take you by the hand and whisk you on a journey through all of love’s beautiful complications.
Running time: Approximately 1hr and 50minutes, including a 20 minute interval
Age guidance: 10+
Trigger warnings: Haze
‘A masterclass in theatrical storytelling'
West End Best Friend
‘The Watermill is well and truly back'
Musical Theatre Review
‘An outstanding, life enhancing experience’
Socially Distanced Performances
We understand that some audience members may feel more comfortable attending a performance with more space between themselves and other audience members, so we are pleased to offer two socially distanced performances each week during Brief Encounter. Audience members will be required to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when attending a socially distanced performance.
Wednesday 20 October 2.30pm
Friday 22 October 7.30pm
Tuesday 26 October 7.30pm
Saturday 30th October 2.30pm
Friday 5 November 7.30pm
Tuesday 9 November 7.30pm
Saturday 13 November 2.30pm
Audio Described by Jane Brambley
Saturday 13 November at 2.30pm (Touch Tour starts at 1pm). To book tickets and reserve a headset for the Audio Described performance, please call the Box Office on 01635 46044.
For further information about accessible performances please visit our Access page.
Director Robert Kirby
Designer Harry Pizzey
Choreographer Anjali Mehra
Lighting Designer Ali Hunter
Sound Designer Yvonne Gilbert
Composer and Musical Director Eamonn O’Dwyer
Foley Sound Consultant Ruth Sullivan
Show Musical Director Max Gallagher
Deputy Stage Manager Rose Burston
Assistant Stage Managers Caitlin Ravenscroft and Anna Reid
Casting Assistant Emily Beck
Audio Description Jane Brambley
Laura Lake Adebisi
Oliver Nazareth Aston
Stanley / Johnnie
Albert Godby / Fred
Beryl / Dolly