Kneehigh & Emma Rice’s ‘BRIEF ENCOUNTER’ returns to London next March

Kneehigh’s stunning production of Noël Coward’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER, adapted and directed by Emma Rice, will return to London’s West End next year, playing for a limited season at the Empire Cinema Haymarket from 11 March to 2 September, 2018 (previews from 2 March). Tickets are on sale from today.

Prior to the West End, BRIEF ENCOUNTER will play Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 2 to 17 February 2018 and The Lowry, Salford from 20 to 24 February 2018.

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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Emma Rice said:

“I’ve always loved getting lost in the dark, and the cinema is one of the best places to do it.  However, a film doesn’t change.  It carries on whether you are there or not; performances are captured forever, never altering.  My production of Brief Encounter combines the romance of cinema with all that live theatre can offer; magic, passion, surprise, suggestion and naughtiness.  I carry this show in my heart and couldn’t be more excited to return to this heart-pounding production and bring it back to its rightful home at the Empire Cinema.  Radical and romantic, nostalgic but oh, so relevant – let passions ignite!”


Image © Simon Turtle


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.


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