VenueThe Mill
Other spaces: Ray Cooney Auditorium
From20th January 2022
To29th January 2022
WhenJan 20,21,26,27,28 at 19:30. Jan 20,21,22,26,27,28,29 Mats 15:00
What is currently on at The Mill (V739)
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.

Still Life

The original play of unrequited love on which "Brief Encounter" was based. A respectable middle class couple enjoy a cup of tea in a railway station cafeteria. Beneath the seemingly normal, genteel surface, however, passion and desire mingle with guilt and desperation. Above the whistle of the departing train can be heard the sound of two hearts skipping a beat.
Author Noel Coward

Archive :: production:T0812346844, play:S6610, venue:V739

Production details

You are cordially invited to attend a very exciting, immersive theatrical event in our Waterwheel Bar. The bar will be transformed into the refreshment room at Milford Junction railway station. The year is 1936. The play is STILL LIFE, that poignant and romantic tale of forbidden love written by Noël Coward, the inspiration for David Lean's classic film BRIEF ENCOUNTER. Surely one of the most haunting love stories ever told about the secret love affair between suburban housewife Laura Jesson and an idealistic doctor, Alex Harvey, who, after a brief encounter, meet at the station cafe over the course of several weeks. You, the audience, will sit at tables in the bar as if you are actually in the railway station itself. You can have lunch, supper or afternoon cream tea or just a cup of coffee with a Bath Bun, and while finishing your repast the play will begin right there amongst you. Played by a talented cast of actors with live music and steam train effects to add atmosphere. And waiters and waitresses dressed in period clothes.


Director Tam Williams
Performer Alasdair Craig (Alec)
Performer Elizabeth Elvin (Myrtle)
Performer Antony Jardine (Albert/Stanley/Bill/Johnnie)
Performer Emily Panes (Beryl/Mildred/Dolly/Young Man)
Performer Rachel Pickup (Laura)

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