BRIEF ENCOUNTER review round up

Emma Rice and Kneehigh's revival of BRIEF ENCOUNTER has received rave reviews from critics. We've included a selection below:

"One of the most exquisite and exhilarating shows in town." ***** London Theatre

"A truly stunning revival that revels in its special surroundings, and we can but hope that its latest encounter with the West End is not too brief." ***** Broadway World

"Who wouldn’t have a little bit of grit in their eye at the end of this beautifully pitched adaptation of Noël Coward’s famous love story? Isabel Pollen and Jim Sturgeon are excellent as the train-crossed lovers, catching their starchy uprightness without ever parodying them. Rice uses theatrical physicality eloquently to express their suppressed feelings: meeting in blissful secrecy, they soar above the stage hanging from chandeliers." **** The Financial Times

"A great night out: a show of genuine invention, with broad appeal to both young and old, and a big, bruised, beating heart." **** The Guardian

"In a cinema that’s been converted into an elegant theatre space and is just a damp handkerchief’s throw from Piccadilly Circus, it remains a vision of unconsummated desire and a very English kind of stoical decency, with lashings of Rachmaninov’s lyrical piano music. Yet it’s different from the film, with fresh layers of mischief and humour." **** Evening Standard

"[An] unstoppably entertaining exhumation of Emma Rice’s greatest hit." **** The Times

"Imaginative, concise, funny yet touching — this is theatre guaranteed to win round a whole new generation." **** The Daily Mail

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