brief encounter hits empire cinema haymarket
All aboard for Kneehigh Theatre’s production of Brief Encounter, pulling into the Empire Cinema Haymarket on Sunday 11th March. Reviving Emma Rice’s wildly successful 2008 adaptation, it’ll be running until 2nd September, with tickets available to buy now.
Based on the classic Noël Coward film – itself inspired his one-act play, Still Life – Brief Encounter tells the story of a married woman who falls in love with a man she meets at a railway station, and the moral dilemma into which she’s thrown. The 1945 film has been ranked among the greatest movies of all time, and Rice playfully acknowledges the story’s silver-screen roots, by switching between film and live action.
As she says, her production ‘combines the romance of cinema with all that live theatre can offer; magic, passion, surprise, suggestion and naughtiness.’ Starring Jim Sturgeon as Alec and Isabel Pollen as Laura, and produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Jenny & Steve Wiener and The Old Vic, it’s on track to be a night out to remember.
Sun 11th March – Sun 2nd September 2018
Empire Cinema Haymarket, 63-65 Haymarket, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4RL