Brief Encounter [Kneehigh Theatre] – Melbourne Festival

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9th to 27th October 2013

Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Previews $79
A Reserve $89 / $79
B Reserve $79 / $69
Students $35 (subject to availability)
Groups 6+ $69
Transaction fees may apply




Wheelchair access to venue
All wheelchair bookings through the venue


All ages



After captivating audiences on the West End and Broadway, this exhilarating adaptation of Noël Coward’s timeless work of romance and longing arrives in Melbourne.

Created by the award-winning Cornwall-based Kneehigh Theatre, prepare to be swept away by this heartwarming show: a marvel of unbridled joy, tempered by the heartache of love. A radiant adaptation of the classic 1945 film Brief Encounter, itself inspired by Coward’s Still Life stage play, this is the tale of a sudden romance that sparks, keenly and unexpectedly, in an unremarkable British railway tea room.

Weaving black-and-white film and featuring dance, original music and a bevy of Coward’s best loved songs, Brief Encounter bolsters Kneehigh’s reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative theatre companies.

Do not miss this special Melbourne season in the iconic Athenaeum Theatre.

Adapted and Directed by: Emma Rice.

The reviews for Brief Encounter in Adelaide are starting to come in… and it’s a hit!

This production is a text book example of theatrical magic… There are so many standout moments and beautiful touches it is impossible to mention them all.” – Limelight

witty, spectacular and poignant

This is a lively and inventive production”- The Australian

Emma Rice’s Brief Encounter explores the idea of living in the wrong skin – The Australian [Jane Cornwell; September 07, 2013]


ACAPTA Fundraiser;
For you chance to see this beautiful show, please head to our ACAPTA fundraiser Silent Auction page where you can bid on one of two double passes to see this show on Wednesday 9th October at 6.30pm at the Athenauem. Not only will you have the extraordinary opportunity to see this award winning company, you will also be assisting ACAPTA in supporting our circus and physical theatre community.

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