See David Lean's account of a romantic affair accompanied by live music from the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

The centrepiece of a three-week series of films screened in Royal Festival Hall, Brief Encounter is shown with a newly commissioned orchestral soundtrack by Southbank Centre's Resident Orchestra for three nights only.

David Lean's 1945 film traces the affair of a married doctor and suburban housewife who meet on a train platform.

It features Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 throughout its soundtrack: in fact, the film was largely responsible for bringing this epic work to fame.

This performance is introduced by actor Lucy Fleming (daughter of Celia Johnson). A complete performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 precedes the screening.

Make a night of it, dress up in character, and join in themed activities from 6pm in the foyers.

The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall at 6pm.
Take part in a fun elocution lesson and acquire the 'proper' English accent that is famously featured in the film. Led by actors Jon Edgley Bond and Fliss Walton from Fitzrovia Radio Hour.

Get yourself in the mood with a performance of the songs of Noël Coward (who wrote the original play that Brief Encounter is based on) by arch interpreter Michael Law.

Fancy a drink? Try Company of Cooks' summer berry vodka cocktail, specially created to accompany this screening of Brief Encounter.

This film has a PG rating. Parental guidance is recommended.

By arrangement with ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Park Circus Films.

Friday 15, 22 & 29 August


London Philharmonic Orchestra
David Charles Abell conductor
Leon McCawley piano

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