About Brief Encounter
In 1946 the classic film Brief Encounter premiered at the cinema on the Haymarket. Now, the Kneehigh Theatre production of Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter is back at a cinema on the Haymarket, this time Live on Stage!
Switching seamlessly between theatre and film using a combination of Coward’s original stage play Still Life and the screenplay of Brief Encounter, Emma Rice, Kneehigh’s Artistic Director, takes you back to a bygone age of romance and the silver screen from the moment the commissionaire opens the doors.
The lives and loves of three couples are played out in the famous station tearoom using the words and songs of Noël Coward to create a breathtaking, delightfully funny and tear-inducing show.
The cinema on the Haymarket, built in 1926 originally as the Carlton Theatre, will take you back to an age when cinemas had chandeliers, champagne, tea served on trays and a big organ.
ps – They’re the comfiest theatre seats in London!