About Brief Encounter

Immerse yourself in the wonder of this famed romance live on stage.

Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter is passionate, magical, nostalgic. This award-winning production from Kneehigh Theatre triumphed when it originally ran at Empire Cinema Haymarket in 2008. It has since toured worldwide and met critical-acclaim with a Broadway run. The romance of Brief Encounter has undoubtedly won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.

Directed by Emma Rice, this “heart-pounding” production switches between live action and film. It has been described by the New York Times as “surely the most enchanting work of stagecraft ever inspired by a movie.”

Book your tickets to Emma Rice’s haunting Brief Encounter today and share in a story that has enchanted millions. 

WHO'S IN IT?: BRIEF ENCOUNTER CAST

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.

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What's the story?

Alec and Laura meet by chance at a railway station café when Alec helps Laura remove “a little piece of grit” from her eye. Both are happily married with children, but what starts as a friendship quickly develops into something more: love.

Soon, they feel unable to meet openly and, in an unfortunate turn of events, the pair find that their story must come to an end.

Brief Encounter is one of the world’s greatest love stories; this heart-breaking tale is one that cannot be easily forgotten.  

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Brief Encounter Performance Dates & Times

You can book from 25-May-2018 to 09-Sep-2018

Mon
  • -
Tue
  • 19:30
Wed
  • 15:00
  • 19:30
Thu
  • 19:30
Fri
  • 19:30
Sat
  • 15:00
  • 19:30
Sun
  • 15:00

Empire Cinema Haymarket

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is Brief Encounter?

63-65 Haymarket London SW1Y 4RL
  • Nearest Bus stop: 12, 88, 159, 453
  • Parking: TBC
  • Nearest Night Bus: N3, N18, N97, N109, N136
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Northern Lines
  • Directions:
  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Toilets