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Performed on the 31 March - 22 April 2023, Brief Encounter was adapted by award-winning theatre-maker Emma Rice and directed by the New Wolsey Theatre’s new Chief Executive Douglas Rintoul.

it was a dazzling adaptation of the greatest love story of all time which had all the drama of the original masterpiece with added live music, comedy and spectacle, taking you on a rollercoaster ride through all of love’s beautiful complications.

When a chance encounter in a train station tearoom kindles a timid, yet passionate, love affair between a married doctor and a suburban housewife, the two are forced to question if it’s worth risking everything for the sake of love.

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