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Directed by Emma Rice

Live on stage at the Empire Cinema in London’s West End.

‘I’m a happily married woman. Or rather I was until a few weeks ago. This is my whole world and it’s enough, or rather it was until a few weeks ago.’
Your heart dances. The world seems strange and new.
You want to laugh and skip and fall forever…
You are in love.
You are in love with the wrong person.
‘That’s how it all began. Just by me getting a little piece of grit in my eye.’

Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories ever. This award-winning Kneehigh production has triumphed in the West End, toured the globe and opened to dazzling reviews on Broadway. It has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.

‘I want to remember every minute. Always. Always to the end of my days.'

The cast will feature Jim Sturgeon as Alec, Isabel Pollen as Laura, Lucy Thackeray as Myrtle, Beverly Rudd as Beryl, Jos Slovick as Stanley and Dean Nolan as Fred/Albert, with Katrina Kleve and Peter Dukes.
A Kneehigh Theatre production produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Jenny & Steve Wiener and The Old Vic.



Brief Encounter reviews

157 reviews
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22 Jul 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this production. Great casting. If you love the film, you’ll love the live production too.

Julie Ross
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22 Jul 2018

Brilliant, very innovative, a tireless performance by the multi talented cast,

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22 Jul 2018

What a great show! Entertainment from the musicians/actors whilst getting into our seats and the humour, singing, actors and all round graphics was so good.Thank you. Would come again

Olly Day
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20 Jul 2018

What a theatrical delight from start to finish. Brief Encounter pressed all the emotional buttons as well as laugh out loud moments. A fabulous cast too. GO SEE,

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19 Jul 2018

Saw this about 10 years ago. Thought it was very good again. Anything Emma Rice does is a bit different and interesting. Sorry that the run is ending.



63-65 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RL

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No exchange or refund after purchase.


90 mins without interval

How Does It Work

You will receive an email confirmation please print and exchange for your tickets at the venue box office.

Suitable For Children

Age guidance: 3+ years 

When Can I Go

Fri 2 Mar – Sun 2 Sep 2018

Performance times:

Tue–Sat: 7.30pm, Wed, Sat & Sun: 3pm (except Sun 11 Mar which has an additional 6pm performance)

Where Do I Go

Empire Cinema Haymarket
63-65 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RL