Press Reviews in for ‘BRIEF ENCOUNTER’ with set design by ROSE REVITT

Hannah Azuonye and Baker Mukasa in Brief Encounter at Royal Exchange, Manchester. Photo: Johan Persson

Press reviews in for ‘BRIEF ENCOUNTER’ with Set Design by ROSE REVITT

“In a busy railway station, where everyone is simply passing through, Laura and Alec find each other. Falling passionately and wildly in love in a few stolen moments they live and breathe a lifetime of epic emotions, reawakening everything they buried deep inside. Together they find themselves in a bittersweet, hopelessly romantic, elegantly awkward love affair.

A heart-stopping story of forbidden love that moves to the rhythm of beautiful songs, swaying dance moves, the odd cup of tea and a bath bun. Emma Rice’s smash-hit adaptation for stage of Noël Coward’s iconic BRIEF ENCOUNTER is directed by former Royal Exchange Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom (WEST SIDE STORY).

This huge beating heart of a musical is perfect for all incurable romantics this Christmas.”

The Telegraph – 4 * – “However, designer Rose Revitt has done a lovely job in creating a revolving stage that evokes the Art Deco style of the early 20th century whilst also connecting thematically with the railway context of the play.

Her set makes space for the all-important café counter and the musicians who provide excellent live music throughout what is, in Rice’s version, a play with numerous hits from the Coward songbook.”

The Stage – 3 * – “Grand, too, is Rose Revitt’s train station set – a splendid parquet floor feels both appropriate for the station café, and spins smartly to evoke a railway turntable.”

WhatsOnStage – 3 *

Showing at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre until the 13th January 2024

More info and tickets here

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