Wed 20 Jul

Cast Announced for Brief Encounter

Casting announced for Brief Encounter at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. A co-production with Octagon Theatre Bolton and Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Performances at the SJT: 22 July to 27 August 2022
Performances at Theatre by the Lake: 14 September to 8 October 2022
Performances at Octagon Theatre: 20 October to 5 November 2022

You can download images of the cast of Brief Encounter here: [link]

Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter
Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice
Director: Paul Robinson
Cast: Pete Ashmore, Joey Hickman, Robert Jackson, Lara Lewis, Natasha Lewis, Rishi Manuel, Anne-Marie Piazza
Musicians: Alex Whetherhill and Shelagh Revell
Designed by Jessica Curtis
Composer and Sound Designer: Simon Slater
Lighting Design by Sally Ferguson
Associate Director and Movement Director: Erin Carter
Assistant Director: Nicole Joseph
Casting Director: Sarah Hughes CDG

Casting has been announced for a new production of Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, adapted for the stage by Emma Rice, at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre this summer in a co-production with Octagon Theatre Bolton and Theatre by the Lake, Keswick.

Pete Ashmore, Joey Hickman, Robert Jackson, Lara Lewis, Natasha Lewis, Rishi Manuel and Anne-Marie Piazza will be directed by Paul Robinson in Rice’s playful adaptation which turns Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy while still maintaining the classic romance of the original.

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow their worlds apart. Will they give in to love’s first rush and risk everything? Has this relationship changed the tracks of their lives forever?

Jane Eyre is designed by Jessica Curtis. The composer and Sound Designer is Simon Slater, and lighting design is by Sally Ferguson. The Associate Director and Movement Director is Erin Carter, and the Assistant Director is Nicole Joseph.
Casting is by Sarah Hughes CDG

Brief Encounter can be seen in the Round at the SJT on from Friday 22 July to Saturday 27 August 2022. It will then be performed at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake from Wednesday 14 September to Saturday 8 October 2022 and at Octagon Theatre Bolton from Thursday 20 October to Saturday 5 November 2022.

Tickets for the show at the SJT, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com

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