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Brief Encounter

Directed by Emma Rice, Brief Encounter plays live on stage at the Empire Cinema in London’s West End.


One of the most haunting love stories ever, Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.

Now, catch the award-winning Kneehigh production, a triumph in the West End that has toured the globe and opened on Broadway to dazzling reviews.

Jim Sturgeon plays Alec, with Isabel Pollen as Laura, and Lucy Thackeray as Myrtle. The cast also features Beverly Rudd as Beryl, Jos Slovick as Stanley, and Dean Nolan as Fred/Albert. Katrina Kleve and Peter Dukes also appear in this delightful staging produced by The Old Vic, David Pugh, Dafydd Rogers, and Jenny and Steve Wiener.


Emma Rice’s staging of Noël Coward’s screenplay is a total delight. Moving, funny, gripping and even at its most inventive, true to the original and its all-English heart.” - The Times 

Surely the most enchanting work of stagecraft ever inspired by a movie.” - The New York Times

Book your tickets for Brief Encounter today!


63-65 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RL

Cancellation Policy

No exchange or refund after purchase.


90 mins without interval

How Does It Work

You will receive an email confirmation please print and exchange for your tickets at the venue box office.

Suitable For Children

Age guidance: 3+ years 

Performance Times

Fri 2 Mar – Sun 2 Sep 2018

Performance times:

Tue–Sat: 7.30pm, Wed, Sat & Sun: 3pm (except Sun 11 Mar which has an additional 6pm performance)

Where Do I Go

Empire Cinema Haymarket
63-65 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RL

Empire Cinema Haymarket

63-65 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RL

Latest customer reviews

  • Brief Encounter Viewing

    22 July 2018

    Thoroughly enjoyed this production. Great casting. If you love the film, you’ll love the live production too.

    Anna Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A Brief Encounter with nostalgia

    22 July 2018

    Brilliant, very innovative, a tireless performance by the multi talented cast,

    Julie Ross Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • brilliant evening!

    22 July 2018

    What a great show! Entertainment from the musicians/actors whilst getting into our seats and the humour, singing, actors and all round graphics was so good.Thank you. Would come again

    Eileen Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • CineMagical!

    20 July 2018

    What a theatrical delight from start to finish. Brief Encounter pressed all the emotional buttons as well as laugh out loud moments. A fabulous cast too. GO SEE,

    Olly Day Confirmed ticket purchaser

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