I'm a happily married woman. Or rather I was until a few weeks ago. This is my whole world and it's enough, or rather it was until a few weeks ago.
Your heart dances. The world seems strange and new. You want to laugh and skip and fall forever... You are in love. You are in love with the wrong person. Laura, the respectable suburban wife, and Alec, the idealistic, married doctor, meet in a station buffet, fall passionately in love but are doomed never to find fulfilment.
David Lean's iconic 1945 movie, Brief Encounter, was written by Noel Coward and was based on one of his one-act plays, Still Life, written a decade earlier. Emma Rice, Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre Company, has adapted this timeless tale of joy and heartache for the stage, interspersing the romantic action with nine Coward ditties.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 72
Weight: 82 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm
A first-class return to romance -- Charles Spencer * Telegraph *
A delicate, whimsical creation. Exquisite -- Ben Brantley * New York Times *
Ms. Rice and her wonderful company have made it possible to embrace "Brief Encounter" once more with feeling... -- Ben Brantley * New York Times *
...a witty and sympathetic homage to Coward's unforgettable portrayal of English reserve and romance. -- Charles Spencer * Daily Telegraph *