Arena Dinner Theatre
"A stunning mix of theatre, film and music that is as imaginative as it is achingly romantic." - Broadway World
Arts Projects Australia and The Concourse are thrilled to present the West End and Broadway hit Brief Encounter in its original production.
Switching seamlessly between live theatre and film footage, director Emma Rice and the legendary UK company Kneehigh Theatre's Brief Encounter takes us back to a bygone age of romance and the silver screen. When Laura, a married woman travelling into town to shop, gets a speck of coal dust in her eye, handsome Dr Alec Harvey is quick to help her. From this chance encounter an irresistible passion grows.
David Lean's classic 1945 film "Brief Encounter" is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories ever and with characteristic wit and musicality Kneehigh brings the joy and heartache of this timeless story to the stage.
In Kneehigh's version, the love story of Laura and Alec is paralleled by two other couples also playing out their lives and loves in the famous railway station tearoom. These intertwined narratives are also interspersed with some of Noel Coward's typically debonair and witty songs to create a breathtaking, delightfully funny and touching show that showcases all of Kneehigh's trademark theatrical invention and knockabout humour.