Brief encounter 9201
4.5 / 5 Rated by 241 members
Review from theaterfan
Red Velvet 66 events 45 reviews

Dreadful. How to take a perfect movie and ruin it. The most overhyped show since Peter and the Starcatcher. What were these people thinking? Comedy numbers for very minor characters who took over the production. You couldn't care about the two...continued

reviewed Feb 15 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Deb B.
Red Velvet 142 events 39 reviews

This is a simple story but stunningly told. The cast was great and the theatrics of the production were amazingly beautiful.

reviewed Mar 07 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from ilovemusicals
Red Velvet 98 events 30 reviews

Don't miss this. So clever & entertaining, lively & fun. Go go go see this. Brand new annenberg theatre is a great treasure.

reviewed Mar 05 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Jim Hoyt-McDaniels
Red Velvet 80 events 26 reviews

Marvelous! The presentation cleverly mixes the Noel Coward scripts for "Still Life" and "Brief Encounter" with his songs. Th sophisticated ingenuous staging mixes music, film and music in a fresh and engaging way. This is the kind of theater...continued

reviewed Feb 15 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Revital Safranit
Red Velvet 33 events 20 reviews

Creative, fun and highly entertaining. Go see it!

reviewed Feb 26 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Francesca R.
Red Velvet 83 events 10 reviews

Phenomenal space, beautifully directed, completely engaging and inventive production.

reviewed Feb 25 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from docfredjr
Red Velvet 29 events 8 reviews

Amazing piece of stagecraft. Thoroughly enjoyable.

reviewed Feb 23 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Lacowboy
Red Velvet 6 events 2 reviews

It bears LITTLE resemblance to the original play. It was over-produced and frenetic.

reviewed Feb 26 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Gary Booher
274 events 250 reviews

Over-hyped play with a thin script and only 2 minutes of tension. The original title "Still Life" would be more appropriate as nothing happens for 90 LONG minutes. It is extremely British in acting style and even kept the original hand gestures...continued

reviewed Mar 02 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Playbillz1
156 events 108 reviews

Really great production blending an adaptation of "Brief Encounter" with a handful of songs from Noel Coward. Kneehigh's production design was similarly clever and inventive and it was just a fun night at the theater. Kudos to the Annenberg for...continued

reviewed Feb 18 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Laurice S.
82 events 35 reviews

I thought it was an inventive production and a twist on the storytelling. However, my husband, the playwright, hated it. He expected to see the traditional play. Before you attend, know the type of experience you are in for.

reviewed Mar 05 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from stephanie satie
52 events 31 reviews

I saw it nearly 2 years ago at St. Ann's Warehouse in NY. It was, and continues to be one of the most beautiful, innovative, gorgeously realized productions I've ever seen. I can't recommend it highly enough.

reviewed Mar 05 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Celia Szew
33 events 27 reviews

An amazing version of the well-known play. Don't miss it.
As it has been our experience with Goldstar all these years, no problem at all getting the tickets and good seats (the new theater is beautiful and pretty small so there are no "bad" seats...continued

reviewed Feb 23 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from michael f
45 events 21 reviews

Let me first say that the setting in the Annenberg theater is beautiful. The seats are quite comfortable. There is ample legroom. And the acoustics are so good the actors could perform (if they wanted to) without mics.

We loved everything about...continued

reviewed Mar 02 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from shamiram
102 events 21 reviews

One of the most original and innovative stagings I have ever seen. Many delightful surprises--a superb production--not to be missed!

reviewed Feb 16 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Joan Tabb
48 events 20 reviews

Fabulous theater experience. Brilliant staging, wonderful effects, beautifully acted. A must see.

reviewed Feb 26 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from ViWo
33 events 15 reviews

This was a brilliantly conceived performance of a classic Noel Coward play/film. A thoroughly modern take, which included musical numbers, film clips and even puppets (minimally), that took nothing away from the original story and sentiment....continued

reviewed Mar 08 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from trueblue
20 events 12 reviews

The new Goldsmith theater at the Wallis Annenberg center is beautiful and the show which I had seen before in San Francisco in 2009 was as enchanting as ever. This production featured the Broadway cast and they were very polished. A lot of 1930's...continued

reviewed Feb 23 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from SMK
89 events 11 reviews

I saw a dramatic version of A Brief Encounter over in London back in 1999 and to this day it is one of the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen. It's a shame that this newer production turned it into a campy musical comedy. The music itself...continued

reviewed Mar 02 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Barbara
25 events 10 reviews

I see a lot of theatre and this was just wonderful. Creative, inventive, involving. I loved every minute. The theatre itself was also just beautiful. Wonderful evening!

reviewed Mar 02 2014 report as inappropriate
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