Directed by Emma Rice
Live on stage and on film at the Empire Cinema in London’s West End.
‘I’m a happily married woman. Or rather I was until a few weeks ago. This is my whole world and it’s enough, or rather it was until a few weeks ago.’
Your heart dances. The world seems strange and new.
You want to laugh and skip and fall forever…
You are in love.
You are in love with the wrong person.
‘That’s how it all began. Just by me getting a little piece of grit in my eye.’
Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories ever. This award-winning Kneehigh production has triumphed in the West End, toured the globe and opened to dazzling reviews on Broadway. It has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.
‘I want to remember every minute. Always. Always to the end of my days.'
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.
A Kneehigh Theatre production produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Jenny & Steve Wiener and The Old Vic
'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' - New York Times