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BRIEF ENCOUNTER AT THE NEW THEATRE     

BRIEF ENCOUNTER AT THE NEW THEATRE From the producers of Calendar Girls comes Kneehign Theatre’s innovative new stage version of Brief Encounter at the New Theatre from Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 April.

Direct from the West End, the show is a hybrid of the songs and words of Noël Coward, his original one-act play and the screenplay of the classic 1945 film. Ten actor-musicians recreate the famous Milford Junction tea room transporting the audience back to a bygone era of romance.

Strangers Alec and Laura begin an unconsummated but passionate affair following a chance meeting at a train station. Both married to another, they struggle with their feelings and morals in the face of a disapproving society.

The clever staging allows the cast to walk from the set straight into the cinema action immediately capturing the audience’s attention. Co-producer Kneehigh Theatre Company’s use of this multi media creates a visual and vibrant world of steam trains and post-war Britain. Having gained a reputation for producing vigorous and popular theatre for audiences, Kneehigh Theatre often create without a script and evolve their stories through imagination and improvisation

There's a refreshing youthfulness and a lack of pretension about Director Emma Rice, the woman who has masterminded the development of Kneehigh Theatre from its Cornish roots to a much wider stage. In a series of eye-catching productions, often working in tandem with the RSC or the National Theatre, Kneehigh has quickly established itself as an innovative, vibrant force in the British theatre with a growing and a devoted public.

Brief Encounter is at the New Theatre, Cardiff from Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 April. Tickets range from £7.50 - £26 and can booked via the Box Office on 029 2087 8889 or online* at www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk.

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