Brief Encounter (Romance with Music)

A Play by Noel Coward

Adapted for the Stage by Emma Rice

Sponsored by Power Components Corporation

March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2020

Audition Dates January 19 & 20, 2020

7 Men, 3 Women

Produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Your heart dances. The world seems strange and new. You want to laugh and skip and fall forever… You are in love. You are in love with the wrong person. Laura, the respectable suburban wife, and Alec, the idealistic, married doctor, meet in a station buffet, fall passionately in love but are doomed never to find fulfilment. 


Noel Coward's Brief Encounter is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories on screen ever. Drawing on the characteristic wit and musicality of Coward, Emma Rice, former Joint Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre Company, has adapted Coward's classic 1945 screenplay, and the one-act play Still Life on which it was based, into a richly theatrical, imaginative and vibrant piece of theatre. 


“A delicate, whimsical creation. Exquisite! Ms. Rice and her wonderful company have made it possible to embrace Brief Encounter once more with feeling...” –  Ben Brantley, New York Times


“A first class return to romance...a witty and sympathetic homage to Coward's unforgettable portrayal of English reserve and romance.” –  Charles Spencer, Daily



Mixed Green Salad with French Bread and Butter

Turkey Steak

Bread Dressing


Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Gluten-Free Option: No croutons, no gravy, GF Upside Down Cake

Vegetarian Option: Hummus Stuffed Sweet Potato

© Arena Dinner Theatre, 2019

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