Brief Encounter Tickets are now available for Emma Rice's production at the newly restored Empire Cinema.
Based on the Noel Coward play and regarded as one of the greatest movie romances of all time, the story concerns the passionate but thwarted love affair between a suburban housewife and a married doctor. Two ordinary people torn between duty to their families and professions and the no less pressing duty to follow their hearts.
Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, this award-winning Kneehigh production was a West End triumph in 2008, subsequently touring the globe and opening to rave reviews on Broadway, playing a sold out run at Brooklyn's St Anne's Warehouse and acclaimed engagements at ACT and the Guthrie.
Rice playfully but evocatively combines the romance of cinema with the magic and spontaneity of live theatre, using song and dance - including some of Noel Coward's own poems and lyrics - and technological wizardry to turn up the heat on this classic tale of simmering passions behind stiff upper lips.
You may know the movie but don't miss the chance to experience this heartbreaking but uplifting love story in a thrilling new format. Tickets for Brief Encounter at London's Empire Cinema are available now!
"Vibrantly theatrical and totally absorbing" The New York Observer
"A first class return to romance" Daily Telegraph
"The most enchanting piece of stagecraft ever inspired by a movie" The New York Times