Brief Encounter

Directors’ notes

Staging: End on. Two cinema-type seats
Sound: muffled sound track of the David Lean film, ‘Brief Encounter’. This might be enhanced by a stylised projection of the film on a side or back wall.
Setting: cinema

Plot

Their affair has been discovered. He sees this as an opportunity to create a more permanent relationship. She is horrified at the thought. As far as she is concerned, it’s over. Under the film’s dramatic soundtrack their whispered row is suddenly halted when they make an uncomfortable discovery.