Brief Encounter Tickets are now available for Emma Rice's production at the newly restored Empire Cinema.
A chance meeting in a railway station café where they were brought together by Laura ‘getting a little piece of grit in my eye’, led to one of the most haunting and heart-breaking love stories ever told. The award-winning Kneehigh production of Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, which was originally produced at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, triumphed in the West End in 2008 and subsequently received great critical acclaim on Broadway and went on to tour worldwide. It was described by Ben Brantley in the New York Times as ‘surely the most enchanting work of stagecraft ever inspired by a movie.’
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.
Brief Encounter will be directed by Emma Rice, designed by Neil Murray, with lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, original music by Stu Barker, sound by Simon Baker and projection by Gemma Carrington & Jon Driscoll.
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