VenueRoyal Exchange
Other spaces: The Studio/Swan Street Studio
CountyGreater Manchester
From2nd December 2023
To13th January 2024
When19:30. Sat Mats 14:30 (from Dec 9). Wed Mats 13:30 (from Dec 13)
What is currently on at Royal Exchange (V491)

Brief Encounter

Brief EncounterT1471472441
Coward's great tale of illicit love adapted from the 1946 film by David Lean. Set in the winter of 1938-39, it tells of Laura, an ordinary respectable housewife, and Alec, a doctor. Both are middle class and married (happily, they believe) to other people, when, after a chance meeting at Milford Junction Train Station, where Alec gallantly remove a piece of grit from Laura's eye, they embark on a 6-week affair. Your heart will lift at their new-found love and sink again as they struggle against their feelings to deny their destiny together - and the stirring up of countless memories of a true classic in the history of British film.
Author Noel Coward

Archive :: production:T1471472441, play:S2653, venue:V491
Current production:Work

Production details

A heart-stopping story of forbidden love that moves to the rhythm of beautiful songs, swaying dance moves, the odd cup of tea and a bath bun.

Special Performances

  • 22 Dec 23 Captioned
  • 23 Dec 23 Captioned
  • 10 Jan 24 Relaxed
  • 13 Jan 24 Audio Described


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Producer Royal Exchange
Adapted by Emma Rice
Director Sarah Frankcom
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

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