Brief Encounter

“I love you - I love you – and you love me too – it's no use pretending that it hasn’t happened, because it has."

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Movement & Intimacy Director

In a busy railway station, where everyone is simply passing through, Laura and Alec find each other. Falling passionately and wildly in love in a few stolen moments they live and breathe a lifetime of epic emotions, reawakening everything they buried deep inside. Together they find themselves in a bittersweet, hopelessly romantic, elegantly awkward love affair.   

A heart-stopping story of forbidden love that moves to the rhythm of beautiful songs, swaying dance moves, the odd cup of tea and a bath bun. Emma Rice’s smash-hit adaptation for stage of Noël Coward’s iconic BRIEF ENCOUNTER.

Creative Team

  • Sarah Frankcom


  • Rose Revitt

    Set & Costume Designer

  • Matthew Malone

    Musical Supervisor & Musical Director

  • Sundeep Saini

    Movement & Intimacy Director

  • Simeon Miller

    Lighting Designer

  • Russell Ditchfield

    Sound Designer

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About Sunny

Sundeep Saini

Sundeep Saini is a movement director and choreographer passionate about driving narrative through physicality. She has worked with; children from 3 years old up to adults, community ensembles and professional companies, actor-musicians, classical actors and musical theatre performers, people with and without disabilities and strives to push them all to reach their full potential in both technique and performance.

She is a creative with a keen focus on embedding a movement vocabulary into a piece and strives to build character, narrative, musicality and production style whilst pushing the boundaries of choreography and movement.