Kneehigh’s production of Noël Coward’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER, adapted and directed by Emma Rice, has been extended due to overwhelming public demand and will now run at the Empire Cinema Haymarket in London’s West End until 9 September 2018, ahead of a World tour in 2019. Tickets are on sale today here, Thursday 10 May.

BRIEF ENCOUNTER is produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Jenny & Steve Wiener and The Old Vic and opened in March to rave reviews.



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 features 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 is 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.

Until 9 September 2018. Tickets.

Empire Cinema
63-65 Haymarket
St James’s
London SW1Y 4RL

Book tickets through our trusted official partner Ticketmaster.

Performances: Tuesday – Saturday 7:30pm, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 3:00pm

Running Time: 90 minutes (no interval)

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