Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter is to be brought to life on stage at the New Vic…
Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow their worlds apart. But will they give in to love’s first rush and risk everything, and could this relationship change the tracks of their lives forever?
This playful co-production from the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Octagon Theatre Bolton and Theatre by the Lake Keswick will be performed in-the-round at the New Vic from Wednesday 7 to Saturday 10 September.
Adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy to this passionate story of two people whose conventional lives become increasingly complicated in the face of love, it still maintains the truly classic charm of the film. Prepare for romance, sparkle, and plenty of tea and buns.
The cast includes Pete Ashmore (Zorro, Charing Cross Theatre; The Jungle Book, Watermill Theatre) as Alec Harvey, Lara Lewis (The Mozart Question, Barn Theatre; The Hired Man, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Hull Truck, Oldham Coliseum) as Beryl/Hermione/Dolly, Joey Hickman (Mog The Forgetful Cat, Royal & Derngate Northampton/The Wardrobe Ensemble; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Watermill Theatre) as Stanley/Johnnie, Robert Jackson (The Glee Club, Stockroom/Kiln Theatre; Peter Pan, Octagon Theatre Bolton) as Albert Godby/Fred/Stephen Lynn, Natasha Lewis (Brassed Off, Peter Pan in Scarlet, New Vic) as Myrtle Bagot/Margaret/Mary, Rishi Manuel (The Emperor’s New Clothes, Hiccup Theatre, Derby Theatre, Polka Theatre) as Bobbie/Bill and Anne-Marie Piazza (The Prince and the Pauper, Watermill Theatre; Wind in the Willlows, New Vic) as Laura Jessons.
Brief Encounter will take to the stage at the New Vic from Wednesday 7 to Saturday 10 September. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £18.50 – £27.50. For more details and to book, call the Box Office on 01782 717 962 or visit newvictheatre.org.uk
(Main image Pete Ashmore, Anne-Marie Piazza. Image by Tony Bartholomew.)