Kneehigh's playful yet emotional stage adaptation of Noel Coward's film "Brief Encounter" is lots of fun. This show is pure Kneehigh: lots of musical interludes, inventively edgy staging, and boundless energy. However, this style clashes somewhat with the somber tone of its source material, which chronicles an extra-marital affair. All the performances are heartfelt, and in the end, Coward's spirit is captured at the Haymarket Cinema, which has been temporarily transformed into a live performance venue for this production!
Rating: *** (out of *****)