Reviews Round-up: Brief Encounter in LA

Reviews Round-up: Brief Encounter in LA

A selection of the reviews of Brief Encounter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts - playing till March 23

 “non-stop, highly-stylized, hellzapoppin' fun” Total Theatre (Read the full review online)

“An event quite unlike any you will ever see…sublime” Broadway World (Read the full review online)

“Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter comes to magical, imaginative, supremely theatrical onstage life… it’s hard to imagine a finer ensemble than the multitalented performers … book your tickets posthaste and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy… As extraordinary a piece of theatrical magic as you’re likely to see any time soon. Trust me. It is not to be missed!” StageScene LA (Read the full review online)

 “Absolutely captivating and engaging…an impeccable performance” Living Out Loud (Read the full review online)

“Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter is an absolutely gorgeous production you won’t want to miss. The cast is terrific as they tell this tale based on the classic 1945 British film. The costumes, design and multimedia elements are very impressive and alone are worth the price of admission to witness them. It is definitely one of our FEATURED events. GO!” Performing Arts Live (Read the full review online)

 “A delicate study in frustration and authentic openheartedness” Hollywood Reporter (Read the full review online)

 “Kneehigh, a British company renowned for innovative and interdisciplinary treatments of unlikely subjects, blend film, music, art and theater in ways that are seamless and frequently spellbinding… Rice and her creative team…find new ways to astonish us in every scene… Brief Encounter is a brilliant example of what theater can be in an age of high technology: full of magic moments and fresh insights, but still seductive and transformative in ways that have worked for 2,700 years.” Orange County Register (Read the full review online – $)

 “…a playful, inventive homage… Kneehigh works its own stylized charm on Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter… this much admired international production arrives at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills…working its charm to delightful effect… The comedy of this concessions operation is played to the hilt by the game cast… The production, while purely theatrical, frames this tale as a cinematic adventure… [A] winning production… If you love the movie (and what emotionally sentient human being doesn’t?), you’ll surely get a kick out of Kneehigh’s ingenious homage.” LA Times Read the full review online

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“The most enchanting work of stagecraft ever inspired by a movie” Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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