Tom Conti alongside Jenny Seagrove to support Theatre Royal Windsor by starring in Noël Coward's BRIEF ENCOUNTER on air
With a last minute drop out from its programming, most theatres would go dark. Not so at Theatre Royal, Windsor. From tomorrow evening, Tuesday 2 October, the Theatre Royal sees Tom Conti and Jenny Seagrove star in Brief Encounter On Air, the live staged radio play version of the movie classic, alongside Sue Holderness, Roy Marsden, Daniel Casey and Verity Rushworth.
Brief Encounter On Air is the first in a two-week season of live radio play productions that also includes Mystery On Air, a collection of adapted classic thrillers. The live radio play productions replace the previously advertised production, which is to be staged at a later date. Now, Windsor audiences can experience this unique retelling of Britain’s greatest cinematic love story.
Trapped in a loving but unsatisfying marriage, Laura Jesson is unable to stop herself from falling for a stranger she encounters at the train station. The man, Alec Harvey, is also married and the pair are troubled to find their innocent friendship developing into something more serious. As passion takes over, Laura must make an impossible decision and a heart-wrenching goodbye.
A story of temptation, passion and forbidden love, Brief Encounter On Air is presented in the style of 1940s radio and steeped in romantic glamour, with Tom Conti and Jenny Seagrove leading this all-star cast who perform this radio adaptation of the award winning 1945 film, live on stage.
Tom Conti is one of the most respected and celebrated actors of his generation. Unforgettable as the leading man in hit films such as Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and Shirley Valentine he has also appeared as a myriad of different characters on both the big and small screens as well as on stage. Recent movies include: The Dark Knight Rises and Street Dance. Awards include an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for his stage performance in Whose Life is it Anyway? and a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his role in Reuben Reuben. He and Dame Judi Dench were jointly voted the Most Popular Actors in the West End in the last 25 years.