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Magnificent reviews for Emma Rice’s Brief Encounter

Emma Rice’s Brief Encounter, which features Winterson’s actor Peter Dukes, received its press night this week and inspired some truly magnificent reviews throughout the national and trade press. We’ve brought together a selection of the finest here.

“Back in the West End after 10 years, Rice’s heart-stopping adaptation cuts seamlessly from theatre to cinema”
★★★★ – The Guardian

“Neil Murray’s design evokes the cinematic, while being proudly theatrical. And Rice’s adaptation has a character of its own thanks to giving as much stage time to the supporting characters as to the central pair. She is helped by an exceptional, multi-tasking ensemble.”
★★★★ – The Times

“Rice relishes the splendour of the art deco cinema: the audience is greeted with uniformed ushers and a live band playing popular period dance numbers.”
★★★★ – Financial Times

“Unashamedly romantic”
★★★★ – The Stage

A huge congratulations to Peter and the entire team!