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Tom Conti and Jenny Seagrove star in Brief Encounter On Air at Theatre Royal, Windsor

Jenny Seagrove

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FROM October 2 to October 6, 2018 and following a last minute drop out from Theatre Royal, Windsor’s programming, Tom Conti and Jenny Seagrove star in Brief Encounter On Air, the live staged radio play version of the 1945 movie classic.

The cast also includes Sue Holderness, Roy Marsden, who also directs, 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 (October 9 – 13), 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 is steeped in romantic glamour.

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 in many different different roles 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.

Although best known for her role as QC Jo Mills in ITV’s Judge John Deed, Jenny Seagrove has appeared on stage in Alan Ayckbourn’s How The Other Half Loves and Absurd Person Singular, both in the West End, and Clifford Odets’ 1950 play The Country Girl, also in the West End.

Tickets: From £15 – to book, call 01753 853 888 or visit www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk/.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday evenings at at 8pm; Thursday matinee at 2.30pm; Saturday matinee at 4.45pm.