Review On Arrival & Departure

Mark Hein

Registered Critic

Stephen Sachs has adapted Noel Coward's classic film Brief Encounter for the stage. The result is a lively, often complex comic drama - - set in the bustle of New York, not a quiet London suburb. Sachs, a co-founder of The Fountain and of Deaf West, gives us a tale about people in crisis - - some of whom are Deaf. The Fountain's staging likewise creates a modern, urban world in which Deafness is, simply and unremarkably, a part of things.