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Brief Encounter

Written by Noel Coward, adapted by Emma Rice
Directed by Martin Gilby

The classic romantic drama, written by Noël Coward and featuring some of his most memorable songs.

A stage version of Noël Coward’s screenplay for the classic romantic drama, with music. Laura, a respectable suburban housewife, and Alec, an idealistic, married doctor, fall passionately in love but are doomed never to find fulfillment.


Dr Alec Harvey – Nigel Taylor
Laura Jesson – Helen Macdonald
Fred Jesson / Albert Godby – Simon Eile
Beryl Waters/ Hermione Rolandson – Charlotte Jacobs
Myrtle Baggot / Mary Norton – Melinda Hunt
Stanley / Bobbie Jesson / Johnnie – Mark Fromings
Margaret Jesson – Bonnie MacNamara-Newman
Dolly Messiter / Kardomah Waitress – Suzanne Whitnall
Bill – Pat McNamee
Dr Stephen Lynn – John Hyde


Musical Director – Christine Diggens
Choreography – Charlote Jacobs
Stage Manager – Mike Whitnall
Prompt – Elsie Bate
Set Construction – Mike Whitnall, Tony Bate, Albert Tilbury, Ken Swan, Carolyn Oatenshaw
Props – Carolynn Birmingham
Lighting – Jamie Grant, Andy Wooliscroft
Sound – Ryan Bulling, Ken Swan
Video Recording – Pele Hearne, Charlotte Jacobs
Wardrobe – Carole Bramall, Marjorie Sawyer

Cinematic sequences designed and created by Charlotte Jacobs.

Tickets £10

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Rehearsal and Show Gallery

Photos by Robert Piwko

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